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Aug 23, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Kicking the Poverty Bucket

In this issue, discussion on improving low-wage work, whether jobs are a social justice tool, wealth and disconnection, and a nod to the ice bucket challenge.

Aug 21, 2014

Thinking On: The Market Basket Revolution

A battle over the fate of a supermarket chain is emblematic of the dilemma facing business today, maximizing shareholder value or reinvesting in workers.

Aug 20, 2014

Field Notes: Money and Power in Impact Investment

How do donors influence the operation and outcome of social impact organizations? Tris Lumley says it’s all about power shifting.

Aug 16, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune

In this issue, the S&P on inequality, labor protections and freelance work, auditors and the impact movement, Melinda Gates on philanthropy, and a nod to Hamlet.

Aug 13, 2014

Field Notes: Should Every Tuesday be a Giving Tuesday

As #GivingTuesday becomes an online sensation, what are the implications for our perception and action on charity?

Aug 9, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Impact's Different Strokes

In this issue, more discussion on the value of workers and business, the power of credit, and getting social enterprise and investing to scale.

Aug 7, 2014

Multimedia: The Tipping Point for Tipped Work

Watch this EPI panel discussion on why exempting tipped workers from the regular minimum wage creates unlivable conditions in the growing service industry.

Aug 2, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

In this issue, we have debate on Paul Ryan’s plan to overhaul poverty programs, the plight of low wages, and why Market Basket workers have taken to the streets.

Jul 31, 2014

Multimedia: On ‘Economic Polarization’

Will the future labor market leave low skilled workers behind? MIT’s David Autor offers insight.

Jul 26, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Labor Market Wheel of Fortune

In this issue, more on the plight of the working poor, whether corporations can do good, and renewed debate on social impact bonds.