I’ve been talking with a lot of my friends recently — in private where they felt comfortable letting their guard down — about the dirty little secret no one is supposed to talk about.

The shame people feel when they can’t find a job…

On a Saturday evening a few weekends ago, several artists, performers, activists, and writers gathered at an apartment in Chelsea to discuss their relationship to the city-wide process of gentrification.

Superpublic is the first space ever entirely devoted to innovation in the public sector.

If you’re like me, you’re probably growing frustrated hearing the lofty promises of this campaign season, everything from taking on the establishment and revolution to the other end of the dial about embracing a stagnant status quo. What if we didn’t need to wait every fourth November to learn which Presidential candidate’s policies will be shaping our lives?

This year’s Living the New Economy Oakland Convergence to be held at Mills College, October 21-23 will shine the light on what’s working, what’s not, and what more we can do to build the inclusive, vibrant Oakland of our dreams.

"The only stakeholder invested enough to take over these businesses are the workers who depend on them for a livelihood, and the communities who depend on them for the benefit they have," he says. "Either these businesses close and we get sudden great unemployment, or we take an opportunity for wealth distribution and demographic inclusiveness."


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