Topic: economy

New Frontiers in Development Finance

— As the world moves from focusing on the Millennium Development Goals to sustaining their progress, it's critical to establish better ways to manage the financing behind the framework. The year ahead offers several opportunities to strike a more balanced arrangement.  Read more

Invisible Hand versus Squeaky Wheel

by Tarek Rizk
— After calling out short term thinking as a looming threat to the health of our financial system, experts and researchers thinking about the purpose of the corporation reach a fork in the road. Read more

Thinking Bigger in Local Minimum Wage Campaigns: The Fight for $15 in Seattle

by David Rolf
— In the story of Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage fight, there is much to be learned. Most notably, momentum shifted when working people were seen as people, not just workers. They’re seen as our neighbors first, not activists. Instead of talking about their jobs, they’ve talked about their lives, their families, their struggles, and their aspirations. The debate became focused not on the workplace itself, but rather on Seattle's communities and economic future. The result has been new perceptions of who low-wage workers are, what they deserve, and whether they matter. Read more