Oct 13, 2020

We Must Find Common Purpose

More than a year ago, I launched this blog with three questions about the work of nonprofits, philanthropy, and government: 1.Are we making enough of a […]
Dec 9, 2019

Raising College Graduation Rates

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.
Aug 23, 2019

Just Who Is this Economy Working For, Anyway?

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. The first story was told to me by a young man who had been able to get accepted to a culinary arts program after high school. It was the beginning of a dream come true, and the program made clear promises that upon graduation
Aug 12, 2019

Radically Resident-Driven

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.
Jul 29, 2019

Government Benefits and Trust in People

How does a guaranteed income impact financial insecurity and volatility? To what degree will a guaranteed income impact drivers of inequity and social determinants of health?
Jul 15, 2019

What Might $500 Do?

Those of you who have been reading my blog know that I've been calling for a new social contract, one that puts more people on a lifelong pathway to success, aimed at realizing...
Jul 1, 2019

Just What Are Basic Needs in the 21st Century?

The adjective basic describes something that forms an essential foundation; the noun need refers to something required. From this, we can cobble together a dictionary definition of basic needs...
Jun 3, 2019

I don’t subscribe to the notion that these two things are tradeoffs.

Which would you want for your own child: a backpack or reading proficiency? I posed that question as part of a three-post series a few weeks back; taken together, parts 1, 2, and 3 encapsulate