Money

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Commentary: How Can We Thrive When We Can Barely Survive?

Nearly all of us are working, yet most of us seem to be worse off than ever. Why?

  • 12/07/2022
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The Receipts Are Due

What did you buy? What did you invest in? Because for Black business, this is livelihood.

  • 10/27/2022
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VIEW: Alicia Gibson on Guaranteed Basic Income

American culture relies on a myth of prosperity that justifies income inequality — we assume anyone can get ahead equally, which is not true if you look at cost of living and pay gaps.

  • 11/21/2021
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Local Dough: A Values-Based Investment Club

We believe any investment in Wall Street relies on the extraction of fossil fuels, human costs, and destabilizing the planet

  • 10/27/2021
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Nina Rothchild: A Lifetime Seeking Equity

Nina Rothchild, feminist who worked for pay equity starting in the 1970s, died October 12 in St. Paul at age 91. Here is the full essay she wrote recently for our “35 Years of Minnesota Women” book.

  • 10/15/2021
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Maximum Capacity

“We are almost in a panic mode right now.”

  • 09/24/2021
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Funding Needs for Gender-Based Violence

According to a National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) survey, results from more than 600 programs revealed that 89

  • 09/20/2021
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Emerging from a Pandemic Economy

“This past year, [small businesses] all lost so much, how can we justify Amazon coming out so far ahead?”

  • 06/25/2021
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Town Hall: Antitrust and Boosting Local Economies

We conclude our two-month Ecolution exploration of the ways that Minnesotans are collaborating, instead of competing, in order to create healthier community ecosystems with this bit of history and contemporary thought about monopolies.

  • 06/15/2021
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VIEW: “Enough”

The American mythology of “pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps” glosses over the hurdles and inequities of work and human value in our society. Labor and service work is undervalued and underpaid.

  • 03/04/2021
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CAAL Releases Pioneering Economic Report on Asian Minnesotans

Many report that their cultural communities value familial interdependence, such as caregiving, establishing lending circles, and sharing housing. Some indicated the difficulty of adapting to the U.S. system of economic individualism.

  • 01/26/2021
Anisha

A New Financial Ecosystem

To address barriers to accessing capital, you have to take an enhanced ecosystem approach.

  • 01/21/2021