obsession with cost-effectiveness is supposed to increase the impact of public
spending. In reality it’s used to justify decisions in times of austerity,
while pumping scarce resources into an industry of consultants.
Well-being is not just a luxury for good economic times. Reducing poverty and promoting equality are more important goals than simply increasing the size of the economy. To this end, new data shows that stability is better than growth.
Will NGOs and foundations ever
be able to look at their moneyed benefactors and challenge how they generated
their wealth? The national correspondent of NonProfit Quarterly
takes on our series on the role of money in the transformation of society.
Money talks, but what language is it speaking? New ideas and experiments could reposition money as a source of social justice as well as personal fulfillment. This is
the final article in our series on the role of money in the transformation of society.
When power and
privilege are acknowledged and addressed, decisions over funding can unite people instead of dividing them. This is the
ninth article in our series on the role of money in the transformation of
If money is power, then control over money has to be democratized. What
if grants to social movements of sex workers were distributed by sex workers
themselves? This is the eighth article in our series on money and social
the sharing economy movement address the root causes of the world’s converging
crises? Not unless sharing is promoted in relation to human rights, democracy
and social justice. This is the sixth article in our series on the role of
money in the transformation of society.
a cancer, the political, interest-based, debt-money system corrupts everything
it touches. It’s time it was replaced. This is the fifth article in our series
on the role of money in the transformation of society.
To raise the quality of life, we must lower the cost of living for one
another, and that’s what ‘buy low, sell low’ economics has to offer. This is
the fourth article in our series on the role of money in the transformation of
When the New York Public Library hosted an event with Mexican
business-philanthropist Carlos Slim, the night got a whole lot funnier when 50
people staged a laugh-in. This is the third in our series of articles about the
role of money in the transformation of society.
Can philanthropy be more than a smile on the
face of inequality? Two of America's leading philanthropists say "yes."
This is the second article in our series on the role of money in the
transformation of society.
Could you live without any belongings? Helsinki-based Petri Luukainen took radical action to conquer the clutter of his apartment: he got rid of all his stuff. This is the second video in our Everyday Stories series, showcasing people who are adding more meaning and sustainability to their lives. (Video, 5 mins)