|GOODBYE STARVING ARTIST, HELLO CREATIVE ECONOMY “The city's creative economy is vibrant and growing, employing almost 18,000 workers in fields from fine arts to graphic design. In fact, according to a 2008 study commissioned by the City's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Philadelphia's creative sector is 70 percent stronger than the national benchmark.” |
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MEDIAPROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT of West Philly LEADS SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS Low-power neighborhood radio will make it easier for neighbors to connect to help one another, enjoy one another and employ one another.
PHILLY COMPANY ENABLES WIKILEAKS DONATIONS "While people may or may not agree with WikiLeaks, we at XIPWIRE believe that anyone who wishes to support the organization through a donation should be able to do so," they say on their site. While the publicity advantages are obvious, there's also the threat of backlash. One of the founders told the tech blog BaltTech, "We're fully aware that not everyone likes what Wikileaks is. But we are prepared to accept the consequences."
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The Woman Behind the New Deal, by Kirstin Downey
---During the Great Depression, when both capital and jobs evaporated, the federal government saved capitalism by saving labor. FDR’s New Deal revived the economy by establishing Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, public works, minimum wage, and ending child labor.
---The New Deal’s principal architect was Frances Perkins, a social worker appointed Secretary of Labor by FDR. The inside story of Perkins’ political idealism is masterfully told. It teaches political courage to everyone with authority.
---At the same time, Downey reminds that the federal government embraced Perkins’ agenda because an angry hungry public would accept nothing less. As the Philadelphia Declaration later said, “Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere.”
PHILLY FIGS IN WINTER
PHILLY STAKE is a locally sourced, recurring dinner in which money is raised for creative & relevant community engaged projects. As a micro granting program, community members become creators. * A stake in the Philadelphia community * A stake in the arts and in creative thought * A stake in local organic food * A stake in local economy
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