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14
Oct
2019
A conversation with the Hewlett Foundation’s Daniel Stid (Part 1 of 2)

The Madison Initiative director talks about his early career, management consulting, and philanthropy.


11
Oct
2019
A conversation with Jay Greene of the University of Arkansas (Part 2 of 2)

The Department of Education Reform chair talks about philanthropic education-reform strategies—including the Gates Foundation’s—and learning from failure, or not.


10
Oct
2019
A conversation with Jay Greene of the University of Arkansas (Part 1 of 2)

The Department of Education Reform chair talks about education-reform philanthropy and that which animates it, as well as Teach for America.


08
Oct
2019
The push of corporate leaders’ liberal enemies now matches the pull of their conservative friends, and it’s time to push back

Not skew corporate pronouncements and practices toward philanthropic purposes.


07
Oct
2019
Another, necessary note on the Larsens’ case in Minnesota

It’s not over. (It never is.)


04
Oct
2019
Public-discourse giving in a “reputation age”

If we’re moving from an “information age” to a “reputation age,” what are the implications for funding public discourse?


02
Oct
2019
Is the business of business business?

Sector-bending has always been a symptom of a larger intellectual problem: utopianism.


30
Sep
2019
Aspiring for truth in the attention economy

We’re in the midst one of the most-drastic changes in the flow of information in history. Policy-oriented funders need to change their strategies accordingly.


25
Sep
2019
Further thoughts on Miller Park, and giving up or pulling together

As the current Brewers owner says, “Teams can go in two directions” when major setbacks happen.


24
Sep
2019
Further thoughts on the crises at the Whitney in particular and facing cultural philanthropy in general

A “come-to-history” moment about the long and winding road ahead, deeper into a dictatorship of virtue.