Leo Hindrey — a one time cable and telecom mogul goes to work on the minimum-wage challenge

Leo Hindery is a one-time cable and media mogul and a private-equity fund manager who heads the Smart Globalization Initiative of the New America Foundation.  He writes magazine columns. And, ...

BOOKS/VIDEO: “How on Earth?” Post Growth Institute co-founder Donnie Maclurcan believes we can flourish by 2050 in a nonprofit world measured by new forms of growth

Watch a short VIDEO of Donnie Maclurcan, or a longer (52-minute)  version of his arguments: “What If? Thriving Beyond Economic Growth.”  Will not-for-profit organizations be the heart of the global ...

BOOKS: Jennifer Silva proves academic expertise on income inequality with “Coming Up Short”

While earning her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Virginia, Harvard University postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Silver began studying the impact of economic inequality on young adults. In her 2013 book ...

BOOKS: Robert Monk’s “Citizens Dis-United” — an articulate argument for change from a one-time Wall Street insider

From his perch on the coast of Maine, an octogenerian steeped in the ways of Wall Street investing and governance is fighting a battle for change.  In his book, Citizens DisUnited: ...

UFW takes on payday loan business in 2015 ‘State of the Dream’ report; says costs $3K per family per year

[Payday loan businesses] are literally taking money from people that cannot afford to pay it. That is more money than the U.S. government spends on all food-based assistance programs annually.” ...

CalPERS pension fund includes public interest as central to investing decisions

The changing relationship between corporations and society is at play in the evolving investing strategies of pension funds. Rather than electing to exclusively pursue the strongest possible financial returns, some ...

Elizabeth Murdoch: Money not the only “effective measure of all things” or free market “only sorting mechanism”

“As an industry — and indeed as a global society — we have become trapped in our own rhetoric. We need to learn how to be comfortable with articulating purpose and ...

BOSTON GLOBE: Is ‘shareholder value’ bad for business?

What is the purpose and structure of the modern corporation, and what are the consequences when management takes a short-term approach to meeting corporate goals? . In a recent article, ...

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