If you’re not tracking the explosion of giving by energy companies, you should be—especially if you raise money for STEM, higher ed, or workforce. Just look at this big give by Chevron in Appalachia.
There’s keen interest right now in connecting young people of color to the work world, and the Rockefeller Foundation is a big funder in this tough terrain. One of their strategies? Changing employer attitudes.
Bill Gates talks about income inequality and recommends a consumption tax on luxuries.
We write about billionaires and their philanthropy almost every day here at IP, and so we’ve been intrigued by Darrell West’s new book, Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust.
Let’s just cut to the chase: is the American dream affordable, and if not, what changes need to be made to this equation to make it affordable?
The plot thickens… Anybody want to hedge their bets about whether the SEC will have any teeth in this situation? By the way, Standard and Poor’s is at an all-time high today.