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Using Virtual Reality for Social Change Work

Caroline Avakian | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

(photos courtesy of Trickle Up) Virtual reality is a newer medium that has the potential to revolutionize the way many global development and human r...

Found Money Buys a Little Happiness

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Wendy Gordon

Kevin Bacon was on TV last Sunday, footloose in a toy store. Having a good time with the customers was his way of encouraging local businesses to join Shop for Good, and give a portion of all purchases made in a day to a school or charity of the customer's choosing.

Shapeshifting And Distractions

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Like a mythical shapeshifter or a repertory actor, Mitt Romney will pretend to be whatever you need. Politicians often do this, but he reaches new heights of brazenness. Time and again he says something on the stump that a campaign spokesperson later "clarifies."

Soccer: An Advocacy Tool for Malians with Disabilities

Caleb Dembélé | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Caleb Dembélé

By capitalizing on the universal appeal and excitement that sports can bring, people with disabilities in Mali were able to transform themselves from dependent and voiceless individuals into advocates for themselves and their communities.

What It Will Take To 'Graduate' 1.2 Billion People Out Of Extreme Poverty

Susan Davis | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Susan Davis

As we celebrate our success in defeating global poverty, let's not forgot the portion of those still caught in its trap, struggling to reach the bottom rung - and the innovative solutions being deployed to get them there.

Trickle-Up Economics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

It is clear that the increase in capital gains plays a large role in driving inequality trends, and, if we taxed such gains as regular income, that would help to reduce inequality. So, can one argue on the one hand that tax policy is inherently limited as a tool against rising inequality, and on the other, that we should employ tax policy to push back on inequality? I could invoke Walt Whitman -- "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes" -- and leave it at that. But better yet, let me explain. In reality, the evidence shows that increased inequality is a pretax story.

America's Staggering Inequality and Our Strong Preference for a Swedish Alternative

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Most Americans realize that the U.S. has become more unequal over the past three decades or so. But it's unlikely that most Americans have a full grasp of the sheer magnitude of the change in the distribution of wealth since the end of the 1970.

Trickling Up the Ultra Poor Works

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Two billion people live on two dollars a day or less. Working with local partners overseas, Trickle Up first delivers basic business training and microloans for the ultra poor.

Madame Mayor: Why So Rare?

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Gregory

Annise Parker's election as Houston's mayor throws down the gauntlet to all cities to expand their resource base by advancing more women and minorities through public service and business.