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Aug 18, 2014

Economic Impacts of Inequality

The talk about inequality has turned from ethical issues (should the rich be so rich) to economic impacts, such as whether inequality means economic stagnation. A recent report by Standard & Poor’s economists highlights this attention. In this series...

Aug 18, 2014

Case Foundation, Omidyar Network Back White House Effort To Spur Impact Investing

Several weeks ago, the U.S. National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Task Force met at the White House to discuss its newly issued report, "Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy Can Galvanize Impact Investing--and Why ... #Case Foundation #Omidyar Network

Aug 14, 2014

Survey: Most hackers do it for the lulz

What motivates hackers to wreak havoc on security systems and steal sensitive data? According to a new survey , most hackers do it for kicks, and few think they’ll get caught. Security firm Thycotic surveyed 127 self-identified hackers at the Black H... #Case Foundation #Omidyar Network

Aug 05, 2014

Political Memo: Democrats Seize on Social Issues as Attitudes Shift

Conservatives’ traditional-values script is being used against them as attitudes shift leftward on issues including same-sex marriage, marijuana and climate change... #Case Foundation #Omidyar Network

Aug 04, 2014

Political Memo: Democrats Seize on Social Issues as Values Wedge Cuts Their Way

Conservatives’ traditional-values script is being used against them as attitudes shift leftward on issues including same-sex marriage, marijuana and climate change... #Case Foundation #Omidyar Network

Aug 02, 2014

Israel Ups Its Social Narrative From Gaza

In my last post, I talked about the recent Online News Association and Twitter-co-hosted meetup that explored the issue of verifying news and images that spread unchecked via social media. The topic, and the tools/techniques showcased, were put to th... #Israel #Gaza Strip

Jul 24, 2014

Conservatives Write an Assertive New Script to Fight Abortion

Social conservatives are moving to put abortion at the center of the midterm elections, despite warnings from other Republicans to tread lightly on social issues... #Israel #Gaza Strip

Jul 24, 2014

Conservatives Write an Assertive New Script to Fight Abortion

Social conservatives are moving to put abortion at the center of the midterm elections, despite warnings from other Republicans to tread lightly on social issues... #Israel #Gaza Strip

Jul 24, 2014

Baseball Insider: New Bomber McCarthy refreshing on gay issue

People of New York, wake from your baseball slumber. After months of blandness in the Bronx and Queens, an interesting person has arrived, one who is unafraid to discuss social issues -- including the third-rail stuff raised by Tony Dungy, Michael Sa... #Israel #Gaza Strip

Aug 18, 2014

Nassau faulted on language services

Major Nassau County departments still aren't providing non-English-speaking residents with interpreters or translated documents as promised by executive orders signed last year, advocates charged Monday. About two dozen people from immigrant rights a... #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Long Island, NY #Mineola, NY