Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. want to cap or eliminate the Federal Charitable Deduction as one means of dealing with the man-made financial disaster we are calling "The Fiscal Cliff." Not only is this short-sighted, it actually makes matters worse.
I recently got to sit down with Deirdre Greene Groves, executive director of The Collaborative Group, to talk about Challenge Detroit; a unique program beautifully thought up to catalyst success for the city.
Essays and articles abound about our city these days (go ahead, add this one to the pile). We pontificate with an eye on business activity and an artistic renaissance. But how often do we take a human perspective?