What We’re Reading This Week — March 27, 2017

The views and opinions expressed in the articles below are those of the authors and publications we are listing, and do not necessarily reflect LISC’s perspective.

  1. If the CDFI fund is cut, it will gut low-income communities — Fast Company Fast Company

2. The Scarcity Trap: Why we keep digging when we’re stuck in a hole — NPR

3. Is economic despair killing white middle age Americans? Excellent Alana Semuels piece — Atlantic

4. The dark side of Alabama’s manufacturing jobs boom — cheap wages, little training, crushed limbs — Bloomberg

5. The role of arts in our democracy — speech by Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation Darren Walker

6. LA Health Clinic a microcosm of the nation’s healthcare anxieties — NPR

7. Profile of the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, a high-profile NMTC project — Next City Next City

8. Crime hotspots need investment, not just policing — LISC and the Marshall Project The Marshall Project

9. Looking at some interesting trends in census data, including the immigrants that keep city workforces afloat and the struggle to find affordable housing in economic boom areas — Citylab

10. What’s next in workforce development — series in CityLab

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