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Ruth Cuadra

What happens when America's Soviet-style food banks embrace free-market economics? - 0 views

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    Interesting example of thinking out of the box: food bank consulted with economists to develop fair and efficient system for distributing donated food.
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Lisa Eriksen

Causes Count - CalNonprofits - 0 views

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    Have not read the full report, but there is a nice video and good info graphics that look at the current situation of NPs in our state
Lisa Eriksen

Innovation Fetish: Naive Buzzword Unites Parties, Avoids Policy Choice | New Republic - 0 views

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    An interesting piece on public vs. private "innovation" and the politics that go with it. 
Lisa Eriksen

A Relentless Widening of Disparity in Wealth - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Professor Piketty offers early-20th-century France as an example. “France was a democracy and yet the system did not respond to an incredible concentration of wealth and an incredible level of inequality,” he said. “The elites just refused to see it. They kept claiming that the free market was going to solve everything.”It didn’t.
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    Perhaps we should just focus on high-level, individual donors since they will own most all of the wealth?
Ruth Cuadra

Poof goes the middle class - latimes.com - 0 views

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    With wages falling and inequality increasing, new ideas are needed to prevent the emergence of a new underclass.
Ruth Cuadra

Million American Jobs Project - 0 views

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    If this is true, do museum stores have an obligation to stock more American-made products?
Ruth Cuadra

The Decline and Disappearance of the Middle Class Neighborhood - 0 views

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    A new study observes the growing economic and income divide's impact on America's neighborhoods. Researchers have found the proportion of Americans living in 'middle class' neighborhoods declining, while 'rich' and 'poor' neighborhoods are growing.
Ruth Cuadra

Museums and the Recession - 1 views

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    Some observations about how museums have changed since 2008 and the Great Recession
Ruth Cuadra

The End Of The Library | TechCrunch - 0 views

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    The internet has replaced the importance of libraries as a repository for knowledge. And digital distribution has replaced the role of a library as a central hub for obtaining the containers of such knowledge: books. Will this happen to museums too?
David Bloom

Shared Value in Conservation: Fewer Carrots and Sticks, More Designers - 0 views

  • How can conservation organizations leverage the economic concept of shared value? Can they create tools beyond the regulatory stick, which creates the illusion of a carrot? Can they create collaborative partnerships between NGOs and sustainability-focused social designers?
Ruth Cuadra

An economist walks into a restaurant... - 1 views

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    Never eating where there is an enthusiastic young crowd is just one of the guidelines for eating well at reasonable prices.
Ruth Cuadra

Book review: Resilience and the Future of Everyday Life | World Future Society - 1 views

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    options for improving personal futures: do-it-yourself homesteading (home as driver of economic value not respository for consumer goods) shared consumption employment: choice between making a living and creating a life
Ileana Maestas

Grace Hudson Museum supporters swarm council workshop - Ukiah Daily Journal - 0 views

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    More and more museums are loosing what little govt funding they have. Losing funding affects professional museum staff most of all.
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