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Entries by Jonathan Lewis from 07/2011

Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 3 of 4)

| Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact

Anti-poverty programs need to improve operations and reach more poor people, but the messianic scientific evaluation message snubs the many non-academic ways we get constructive feedback.

Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 4 of 4)

| Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact

In the real world, decision-making is based on imperfect information. Decisions are time dated. Complete information is preferable, but tomorrow relentlessly produces countervailing facts and perspectives, not to mention Monday morning quarterbacks.

Poverty USA: The National Jobs Debt

| Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

When was the last time President Obama spoke with us about poverty in America? Not in last State of the Union speech, not in front of a barrio health clinic, not while touring a low-income housing project. Poverty is off the political agenda.

Shoppers Without Borders

| Posted 07.28.2011 | Impact

My recent purchases have helped an artist in a distant land feed his or her family and sustain, in a small way, an artistic and cultural heritage.