Monday, January 30, 2012

Ed Glaser on Desegregation on

Here is Harvard professor Edward Glaser discussing desegregation in cities in the US. Here.

The Partnership of John Lewis

I have been reading a lot about the John Lewis company in the UK. John Lewis is a high end retail company in the United Kingdom. The company is actually a partnership of it's 76,000 associates.

Nick Clegg, deputy prime minster, has said he want's to create a "John Lewis" Economy.

Here is the London Guardian on John Lewis. Here.

Here is a longer piece from a publication called "City AM": on different ownership models and why the John Lewis model may not work for everyone. Here.

You can read the John Lewis Partnership Constitution here.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Philanthropy is the enemy of development

We have been saying this for years. Philanthropy is a smoke screen for the rich. An a guilt free salve for the rest of us.

In the UK Guardian. here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bill Moyer's interviews Hacker and Pierson on engineered inequality

Bill Moyer's return to TV with and interview with Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson who wrote "Winner take all politics: ...". Here.

The premise is that the rich lobbied politicians to create a system favoring themselves at the expense of the middle class.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Social Mobility Low in the United States

NYT has a great article on the decrease in social mobility in the United States. Here.. I believe it is due to the increase in unemployment and the high cost of college education.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Black Group purchase discount site


Here is a group purchase discount site for Black businesses. It started naturally in Chicago, the great black business incubator. The site is here.