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Nov 9, 2013

Multimedia: Using Data to Inform Decisionmaking

Social sector guru David Henderson explains why organizations end up tracking the wrong data points, which then lead to wrong decisions.

Nov 3, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Down and Out in the U.S. Economy

In this issue, there's thinking on the value of central banks and microlending, democracy and wealth, and just who really is entitled--the rich or the poor.

Nov 1, 2013

In Case You Missed It: This Just In, Jobs Still AWOL

In this issue, there is thinking on prison fees and poor folk; basic income benefits and the minimum wage; the “brave new world of good”; and the declining state of U.S. work.

Oct 28, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Our Underwater Jobs Economy

In this week’s issue, we have thinking from Alan Greenspan on why he missed the 2008 crisis and the “economic machine,” the confusion over corporate social responsibility, and how low wages and a shrinking job market harm the economy.

Oct 23, 2013

In Case You Missed It: The Post-Shutdown Blues

In this week’s issue, there’s thinking on the nation’s job and austerity doldrums, the new impact-investing frontier, and how big money—including philanthropy—contributes to democratic turmoil.

Oct 11, 2013

In Case You Missed It: The Poor Man's Shutdown

This week we have thinking on poverty and the shutdown, the limits of markets and philanthropy, and how the scarcity of basic needs, such as money, food and time, literally makes your brain hurt.

Oct 10, 2013

Multimedia: The Power of Small Data

Liz Luckett, the Pershing Square Foundation‘s director of impact investing, explains what small data is, and when and why it can be so powerful.

Oct 4, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Un-Occupy Wall Street

In this issue, discussion on whether the best and brightest are shunning Wall Street, more government austerity, and how to think about “good jobs.”

Sep 21, 2013

In Case You Missed It: 'The Totally Unfair and Bitterly Uneven' Recovery

Your editor’s fantasy of the week is that someday so many people will be economically prosperous, and markets and governments so functional, that philanthropists will have to occupy their time bringing joy to the chronically ill and funding the arts because otherwise there will be nothing to do. It’s a good dream but there’s much to work still to be done….

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.