Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-percenters, espousing the contrarian argument that rich people don’t actually create jobs. The position is controversial — so much so that TED is refusing to post a talk that […]Read more "Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer explains why “Rich people don’t create jobs”"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above. For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of […]Read more "The end of capitalism has begun – And the age of sharing is here."
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity In August, 2013, Heather Ruiz traveled through West Africa as a journalist for ADRA. After working in development for nine months, Ruiz moved to a village in the Western Sahara to find answers for her questions about responsible volunteering and empowering communities. The following article is her insight on constructive service: […]Read more "Religious Voluntarism Is Doing More Harm than Good"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for […]Read more "The way we think about charity is dead wrong (and a high operating cost isn’t always a bad thing)"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity India is used to violent interactions between its authorities and suspected criminals, so much so that we have a word for it: encounters. But even with this familiarity with encounters, the news on Tuesday was startling. Special Task Forces in Andhra Pradesh shot dead 20 woodcutters allegedly hired by smugglers […]Read more "How demand for a Japanese musical instrument is killing Indians"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity The open-hiring policy at Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., invites local residents to apply for jobs — regardless of their immigration status, whether they have criminal or drug records, or even prior work experience. It’s all part of the company’s social-justice business model, based on the philosophy of Bernie Glassman, […]Read more "No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem For Employment At This NY Bakery"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Qatar has a terrible human rights record and often treats workers like slaves. But imprecise arguments and exaggerated numbers do not help. You must have heard the figures by now or seen the graphs. As the probe into corruption in football’s governing authority Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA […]Read more "An accurate look at the reports of hundreds of workers dying to build Qatar’s World Cup 2022"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity If you’ve just had it with taking the subway, or sitting in an office, or just generally being around other people, you may be in luck. Slovakian firm Nice Architects has built an egg-shaped “Ecocapsule” that runs entirely on solar and wind energy, allowing its dweller(s) to live both literally, […]Read more "Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Could Let You Live Off-The-Grid Anywhere In The World"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity It weighs no more than 300 grams, fits easily into a backpack and looks like any other plastic bag. But the simple device is a life-saver for people who have no access to clean drinking water. The bag, called Fieldtrate Lite, filters dirty water, such as river water, through a […]Read more "This Clean Water Device Creates A Tap From A Backpack, And It’s Saving Lives"
Join us on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/responsiblecharity Rameshwar Natholi received an unexpected gift from the government recently when workmen descended on his modest home in this rural village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and built a brand-new toilet in his front yard. Natholi, a farmworker, said he never wanted one. Most people in his […]Read more "India is building millions of toilets, but getting people to use them is another story"