Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer explains why “Rich people don’t create jobs”

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 […]

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The end of capitalism has begun – And the age of sharing is here.

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 […]

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Religious Voluntarism Is Doing More Harm than Good

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: […]

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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 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 […]

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How demand for a Japanese musical instrument is killing Indians

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 […]

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem For Employment At This NY Bakery

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, […]

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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 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 […]

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