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

11 Feb 2009
by Colin Greer
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Can Corporations Solve Social Problems?

Can solutions to social problems really be found by the forces that help create them? I just finished reading Michel Kingsely’s Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders. A pervasive argument of the articles in the book is that a healthy political economy maintains incentives for profit, while at the...

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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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1 Feb 2009
by Colin Greer
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Foundation Fallacies of the Economic Crisis

There is a lot of talk about the impact of current economic crisis on philanthropy. Amongst colleagues there are serious considerations of options. However some of the ideas being considered are quite inappropriate and perhaps even dangerous. In this serious economic crisis, the money available to foundations will shrink. We’ve heard dire predictions that as...

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