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We Must Replace Job with Basic Income as Our Sector’s Primary Measure
3/20/20 - Crises reveal vulnerabilities in societies more than anything else. The outbreak of COVID-19 is already uncovering just how wrongheaded the United States has been about what it takes for people to get by each day and how what we’ve always used to measure success, having a job, is horribly flawed...
A Confederacy of Dysfunctions
2/17/20 - “A system rife with dysfunctions that prevent us from making the kind of population-level change and reduction in disparities we desperately want to achieve…” That’s how I characterized what I and others call the Nonprofit Industrial Complex in my previous blog post. These dysfunctions in the massive mix...
Raising College Graduation Rates: A Conversation with Dana Dunn of UNCG
12/9/19 - For the past several posts, I’ve been exploring one particular span of the pathway to lifelong success: the transition from high school to college or some other post-secondary education/training and on the way to a good-paying job.
Just Who Is this Economy Working For, Anyway?
8/23/19 - I recently heard two stories I want to share. Each of them illustrates an aspect of how we, together as a society, are failing to ensure that people can get on and stay on a pathway to lifelong success.
Radically Resident-Driven: Another UBI Experiment
8/12/19 - In several blog posts, I’ve been diving deeper into guaranteed income as a way to ensure people can meet their basic needs and get on—and stay on—a pathway to lifelong success. Might direct cash payments—in the form of what most call universal basic income (UBI)—be an alternative to the programs that comprise America’s broken social safety net?