Sean Parker of Napster and Facebook fame is a very smart guy, and he recently wrote “Philanthropy for Hackers;” the essay posits that newly minted tech billionaires are “hackers,” like himself, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Google guys, who collectively represent a new wave in philanthropy: The barons of this new connected age are interchangeably referred [...]
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Sean Parker Writes about the New Group of Billionaire Hacker Philanthropists and Forms The Parker Foundation with $600M
June 28th, 2015 · No Comments
May links: Tesla Batteries, Family Structure and Grant Writing, Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility, Is Sex Mostly About Pleasure?, and More!
May 10th, 2015 · No Comments
* “Freedom, Tesla-Style: The company’s new home-based battery isn’t just nifty. It’s liberating.” This may be the most important link. YouthBuild grantees should think about including “Tesla Energy installer” to their curriculums. Affordable housing organizations should also be thinking about local energy issues. * “Skip Child Support. Go to Jail. Lose Job. Repeat.” To call [...]
Links: Grant writing training, Los Angeles, hospitals, skyscrapers, land use, bikes, SAMHSA disfunction, illnesses and more!
April 5th, 2015 · No Comments
* A new study says it doesn’t matter how much time you spend with your kids. Anxious and neurotic upper-middle-class parents, consider yourself relieved. I don’t (particularly) recall wanting to wanting extensively to interact with my parents when I was a kid, though maybe my memory is flawed. (Lancy’s The Anthropology of Childhood is also [...]
March 2nd, 2015 · No Comments
* When Bread Bags Weren’t Funny, or, we are now spectacularly rich in ways that rarely make the news. * “Is Snapchat Really Confusing, or Am I Just Old? A 32-year-old’s hopeless quest to understand America’s fastest-growing social app.” This describes me, and I too remember old people telling me when I was younger about [...]
January 25th, 2015 · No Comments
* “Demography Is Rewriting Our Economic Destiny,” an under-appreciated and significant issue; this can be read profitably in tandem with Bryan Caplan’s Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think. * “Decades-long Arrest Wave Vexes Employers: Companies Struggle to Navigate Patchwork of Rules [...]
September Links: Why We Judge, Laptops in Classrooms, Debtors’ Prisons, the Folly of the War on Drugs, and More!
September 14th, 2014 · No Comments
* “Big chains pay better than mom and pop stores,” which is counter to the dominant narrative. * “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League: The nation’s top colleges are turning our kids into zombies,” which matches my (anecdotal) experience. * Suburban sprawl and bad transit can crush opportunity for the poor. * “Study: [...]
July 24th, 2014 · No Comments
* If you read nothing else today read “Financial Hazards of the Fugitive Life, which concerns Alice Goffman’s brilliant book On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. It will be cited in our future proposals. * Big Cable says broadband investment is flourishing, but their own data says it’s falling. It will no [...]
May 15th, 2014 · No Comments
* Good news if true (and long overdue, whether this report turns out to be a true trend or a false growth): “Shaking Up the Classroom: Under an increasingly popular system called competency-based learning, students are promoted after they master material—not just because they have spent a year in a class.” * “In-Depth Report Details [...]
Grant Writing Links: Prosperity Despite Heroin, Bedrooms, Drug War Danger, Google Fiber, Real Prosperity, DuckDuckGo and More
March 5th, 2014 · No Comments
* “Despite Heroin Epidemic, Vermont Is Prospering.” The heroin story may be a bogus trend story, but it’s also possible that many people can enjoy drugs responsibly and be otherwise functional. * Are Bedrooms Superfluous? The next-generation Murphy bed. * “How the Drug War Disappeared the Jury Trial,” which everyone needs to read and which [...]
January Links: Apprenticeships, Empathy, Cars, Drugs, Mattresses, Guns, Antibiotics & Sex, and More!
January 14th, 2014 · No Comments
* Where Factory Apprenticeship Is Latest Model From Germany, which the U.S. ought to be doing. * The global poverty rate has dropped by half since 1950. File this under “good news which is rarely broadcast.” * “The Other Side of the Story: When I was fourteen, I had a relationship with my eighth grade [...]