Sharing ideas and experiences of grassroots activism and philanthropy for economic, environmental, and social justice.

24 Feb 2010
by Colin Greer
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We Need Smaller Classrooms

In popular education debate, charter schools are vying with public schools. But it would actually make more sense to consider the common denominator that makes some charter schools and some public schools more successful than others. Charter schools were developed in the early 90s as an alternative to public schools. They receive public funding but...

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18 Jan 2010
by Colin Greer
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It’s Not the Deficit Stupid!

A record budget deficit coupled with increased government spending has much of America in an uproar. The Economist projects that based on current trends, government debt in the big economies (Japan, America, and Britain to name a few) will reach about 106% of GDP in 2010, close to 30% higher than before the recession. As the economy recovers slowly...

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18 Nov 2009
by Colin Greer
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A Just Society

In case you thought income inequality wasn’t bad enough, the 2008 recession made it worse. September Census Bureau stats for 2008 household income show a decline in incomes across the board, but less of a decline for those in higher brackets. If we are to live in a just society we need to adequately develop effective programs...

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4 Nov 2009
by Colin Greer
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Boom and Bust

We are now seeing in the extreme what happens in a boom and bust cycle–when the “boom” years are followed by a bleak period after the bubble bursts. To rid ourselves of these extreme gyrations, the government should act like a balance wheel, which aims both to stabilize social conditions and maintain social equilibrium. During the...

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