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Sep 13, 2013

Thinking On: The Impoverished & Isolated

Kate Starr, Heron’s head of capital deployment, shares lessons and thoughts on how the American experience of poverty has changed from the recent past, and reminds of the ancient past.

Sep 13, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Rising Tides Lift Whom?

In this week's must reads we have a speech from Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to the AFL-CIO, in which he says, "emerging from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes is an all hands on deck situation." We also have this piece from economists Michael Goldberg and Roman Frydman on whether current economic theory is up to the challenge of addressing today's market issues. And finally we have an article from Heron's president, Clara Miller, who in Nonprofit Quarterly discusses how a "lack of capital can sink an enterprise just as it seems to be taking off, even when revenue is pouring in the door."

Sep 8, 2013

In Case You Missed It: The Post Labor Day Blues

For this week’s must reads, we start with a set of videos from Heron’s July data meeting on how to better measure social and financial performance of enterprises, regardless of tax status, in order to be a better investor.

Aug 17, 2013

In Case You Missed It: The 'Superstar Economy'

This week we look at the link between poverty and inequality, the role of wages and unemployment, and some thoughts on whether it's time to change the Rules.

Aug 10, 2013

In Case You Missed It: McWage Wars and Austerity

In this issue, the fight over fast food worker pay, views on wealth, poverty by congressional district, and the challenges of the “new philanthropy.”

Aug 2, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Locating the American Dream

In this issue, a discussion of poverty and hunger in America, rumblings on the minimum wage, whether capitalism is brutal and the "charitable industrial complex."

Jun 19, 2013

In Case You Missed It: I, Robot, You Jobless

If your brains haven’t melted from the excessive heat, I have more must reads for you this week. First we have a pair of opinion pieces on morality and the market—very good food for thought for those of us thinking about impact investing.