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19 Feb 2009
by Colin Greer
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A Call to Service

The Obama presidency has begun with a resounding call to service. While an active citizenry and an ethos of participation is something necessary and worthy of celebration, it is not a sufficient condition for real change. Historically, America has always been a volunteer society. So have most others. In fact, volunteer behavior like collaboration is...

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1 Feb 2009
by Colin Greer
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Eyes on the Prize

The goal of public policy post-Bush is, I hope, to advance the general welfare and thereby ensure economic security for Americans devastated by grossly under-supervised bank and finance giants. That goal must be put front and center as the test of any policy’s value. This is especially so as President Obama considers tax cuts for working families,...

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