Root Cause CEO Andrew Wolk publishes a new report highlighting how public policy can support the expansion of social enterprise.
Today, efforts are under way at a number of universities to promote community engagement. In developing these efforts, current activists would do well to learn from the experiences of a previous generation of similarly minded scholars at Antioch University in Ohio. Edited by Richard Couto, a founding member of Antioch's Ph.D. "Leadership of Change" program, Courses in Courage includes essays by six Antioch professors who, starting in the McCarthy years of the 1950s, helped make Antioch College a national center of an activist scholarship deeply rooted in social goals and values.
State and local job subsidies cost states and cities some $50 billion a year. In this 2005 book, which has now been made available for free on line, Good Jobs First founder Greg Leroy outlines common abuses as well as common sense reforms to make this job-subsidy system more transparent and effective.