For most of Social Capital Partners’ 19-year history, we’ve focused on income and employment: helping people facing systemic barriers find good full-time work. And we’re still passionate about that topic — our workforce expert, Judy Doidge, continues to support many terrific demand-led employment and training programs. But the unfair outcomes that lead to ever increasing wealth inequality have two components: income inequality and capital or ownership inequality. Over the last couple of years we’ve started thinking more about the ownership side.
Rightly or wrongly, our observation is that a great many of the non-profit or charitable efforts to increase economic opportunity and reduce inequality are on the income side. Public policy also focuses there: universal basic incom
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