There are limitations to the truism that "government ought to run more like a business," or that everything ought to be run like a business, but there's a new book out with a lot of wisdom and practical tips on how every enterprise focused on social justice can learn from business principles. The book is Read More
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Angela Glover Blackwell is one of the nation's leading voices on poverty and inequality, and her national think tank, PolicyLink, provides a wealth of data and best practices for moving people out of poverty, and improving lives for middle- and lower-income households, and communities of color. Blackwell was in Minnesota recently, promoting PolicyLink's America's Tomorrow report on equity, and she was fea... Read More
On Abraham Lincoln's birthday (Feb. 12, 1809) in 1913, beloved former President Teddy Roosevelt delivered one of the great speeches in American history, a ringing declaration for a more expansive democracy and government, one that helped its own people succeed and did much more than protect the property of its wealthiest citizens. As the party that once was Roosevelt's searches for its soul Read More
Protesting the increasingly unfair advantage of the top 1 percent underlies much of the new energy around politics and policy these days. And that can be healthy, because the economic decline of the middle class and the working class is a major challenge of our times. But it's important to stay active and informed on a more constructive front as mainstream Minnesotans try to channel that anger and enthusiasm in 2012. And one of the bes... Read More
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