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Dec 18, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Oh Holy Job Market

In this issue, cruelty toward the homeless and poor, assuming a job market social safety net, why pre-school is good business, and quixotically giving.

Dec 13, 2016

Soundbites: Investing in Change in Buffalo

Toni Johnson sits down with Matt Enstice, head of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Organization to talk about BNMC's impact in the local community.

Dec 10, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Prospects for an American Dream

In this issue, the jobs recovery debate, why the poor don't grasp for power, feminism's working class problem, and a new video series on poverty.

Dec 8, 2016

Poor U.S.: Reimagining a Path to Prosperity

A series of videos recasts the narrative around what it is to be poor in the United States and suggests ways to reinvent the economy to provide paths to prosperity.

Dec 3, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Jobs Disappearing Act

In this issue, criticism of the Carrier tax-break deal, whether jobs still make sense, the dangers of inequality, and the political choice of poverty.

Dec 2, 2016

Photo of the Month: November 2016

A growing camp of activists at Standing Rock highlights a larger struggle for indigenous land rights and control over their economic future.

Nov 26, 2016

In Case You Missed It: A Plague of Working Class Worries

In this issue, tribal poverty, the art and need of civic protest, the rural-urban economic divide, why unions might still matter, and the corporate soul.

Nov 15, 2016

Field Notes: Inequality in the Age of Financialization

With the gap between rich and poor growing, a new paper offers four potential avenues investors might consider to bridge the economic divide.

Nov 12, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Everybody Knows the Hard Way's Forward

In this issue, what a Trump presidency means for the economy, poverty in the United States, and our dreams for social and economic equity.

Nov 6, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Investing in Change

In this issue, debate over the pre-election jobs reports, measuring well-being instead of growth, the rise of the new investor, and the challenges of minority-led nonprofits.