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Media Veterans Get in on the Nonprofit News Boom

March 3rd, 2016  |  Source: Observer.com

American Media Institute staffs up

After more than two decades at The New York Times, editor Tom Kuntz left the paper of record earlier this year to head up American Media Institute (AMI), a donor-supported nonprofit news organization dedicated to “in-depth investigations, city news and regional spot stories.”

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The New Wave of Entrepreneurship

March 2nd, 2016  |  Source: Toptal.com

There is a multi-trillion dollar economy opening up to technology faster than ever. It has been driven by trends that have changed the nature of how entrepreneurs will be characterized going forward; specifically, industry executives will be the next wave of in-demand startup CEOs.


1 in 4 Americans on verge of financial ruin

February 23rd, 2016  |  Source: Marketwatch.com

The rich keep getting richer. The rest of us aren’t so lucky.

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The right way to do drugs

February 11th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

The argument for the legalization of cannabis has been won. Now for the difficult bit


Business is booming at the Harvard of pot in California

November 16th, 2015  |  Source: Washington Post

Jean Kennedy has a BS in biology and a master’s in special education. Now, she’s trying to decide what to do with her third degree: a certificate of achievement from Oaksterdam University, the Harvard Business School of marijuana.

“I’m Italian,” said Kennedy, 56, a retired high school biology teacher with graying hair and a heavy New York accent. “You know Italians, we grow tomatoes. Maybe I’ll grow some plants.”


A Tale of Two Retirements

October 28th, 2015  |  Source: For Effective Government.org

The retirement assets of CEOs at our largest corporations have exploded while the rest of us wonder when or if we’ll be able to retire.
A Tale of Two Retirements, released this morning, found that the 100 largest CEO retirement accounts are worth a combined $4.9 billion.
That’s equal to the combined retirement accounts of 41 percent of American families.


Medicare‘s 50th Anniversary

July 29th, 2015  |  Source: actuary.org

The 50th anniversary of Medicare, enacted on July 30, 1965, with President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Social Security Amendments of 1965, is a significant milestone for one of the most important social insurance programs in our nation’s history.


The Journalist and The Expert: Rapprochement Required

June 21st, 2015  |  Source: Monday Note

At a time when the information world becomes increasingly shallow, journalists ought to join forces with experts. The alliance would bring deeper knowledge to journos and sharper story-telling to eggheads.


Spiritual Lending: When Microfinance Mixes With Religion

May 23rd, 2015  |  Source: WSJ.com

In Thailand, Buddhist monks don’t just serve people’s spiritual needs, they also manage microfinance networks that help the country’s poorest citizens.

Video/Photo: Warangkana Chomchuen: http://financingthefuture.wsj.com/videos/%7B8BA69888-4810-4E07-9E0A-C34E...




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