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

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  • June 25, 2018
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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: ...

In Oregon, did “first lady” Cylvia Hayes stick her neck out too far on poverty, health and genuine progress — or consulting?

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  • June 25, 2018
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At the heart of the 2015 gubernatorial political upheaval in Oregon is an underlying question:  When a close friend of a public official is being paid by third parties to advocate ...

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

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  • June 25, 2018
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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 ...

Millionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer’s message to plutocrats: “The pitchforks are coming”

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  • June 25, 2018
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With inequality soaring to unprecedented levels, groups like Occupy Wall Street have made it clear that the 99% want change. There are those among the 1%, however, that assert a ...

Yvon Chouinard leads by example as Patagonia joins B-corp movement

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  • June 25, 2018
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Outdoor apparel maker Patagonia is cited as a poster child for the new wave of “B-Corporations” that elevates “sustainable” business practices as of equal importance with profits.  Does such a ...

BOOK/VIDEO: Zeynep Ton’s “good jobs” strategy attracts mainstream attention to four key aspects of operational excellence

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  • June 25, 2018
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VIDEO: Zeynep Ton TEDx talk at Cambridge, 2013 Ton, Zeynep. The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits. N.p.: Amazon, n.d. Print. ...

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

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  • June 25, 2018
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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 ...

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

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  • June 25, 2018
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[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.” ...