Economy

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In Case You Missed It: Some People Got Lost in the Flood

In this issue, commentary about Hurricane Katrina and the decade that followed, inequality and disaster vulnerability, and more on whether workers are disposable.

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In Case You Missed It: The Wind and Sun of Inequality

In this issue, the makers vs. takers debate revisited, the debate on new overtime rules discussed, how U.S. labor demographics do and do not look like peer countries, and why rents are too darn high.

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Field Notes: Eyes on the Horizon, the Impact Investor Survey

GIIN and J.P. Morgan have teamed up again to produce their fifth annual global impact investor survey.

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In Case You Missed It: The Disempowerment Machine

In this issue, thinking on 2014 as the year that jobs broke, new models of power, how to get people to give and more on why poor people work but can’t get ahead. **Editor’s Note: The next issue of the In Case You Missed It will be January 9. But if you avid readers would like to nominate your favorite ICYMI posts or topics under discussion in 2014, we will have a special bonus issue on January 2, so email us at editor@heronfdn.org. Have a very happy holiday and see you 2015.

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In Case You Missed It: The Cost of Poverty

This week, we have peeks into the lived experience of the poor, the long-term view of the labor force, and the discussion around shifting to an emergent strategy in philanthropy.

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In Case You Missed It: When It Isn't All About Philanthropy

In this issue, new thinking on impact investing and social enterprise, the dirty debates going on in philanthropy, and some good news about jobs.

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In Case You Missed It: Living with Job Scarcity

In this issue, we have thinking on the women in poverty, employers of last resort, improving social mobility and the U.S. employment outlook.

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In Case You Missed It: This American Dream's for You

In this issue, discussion of race, poverty and riots, progressive fining and mass incarceration, and why Americans over estimate economic mobility.

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In Case You Missed It: Poverty and Illness in the Market

In this issue, the “corporatist social welfare model” and whether companies can deliver, American writers on poverty, and the fight for paid sick leave.

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In Case You Missed It: More Than Pennies in Your Pocket

In this issue, more on why low-wage workers need federal safety nets, pay raises small and large, fossil fuel divestment, and donating via bitcoin.