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What’s The Latest at The Policy Circle

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May 20, 2016

Are You a Good Conversationalist?

Policy discussions can be passionate and the “mic” held up by a few members of a group. We recently discovered the Power of the Talking Stick to listen to everyone in a circle conversation. Have you ever sat in a group meeting where one person dominates the conversation for the entire duration of the meeting?  How do you break in?  In […]

May 13, 2016

Addressing the Four Types of Poverty in America

This month many circles are discussing the new brief on “ Poverty in America “.  To begin to understand and address this complex issue, we need to start by framing the problem (even in an imperfect way!).  This overview of four categories of poverty  includes the factors and circumstances that cause poverty, and the types of individuals and families who […]

May 13, 2016

Policy Circle Co-Founder Angela Braly Featured in Indianapolis Monthly!

Indianapolis Monthly features  co-founder Angela Braly:  “Braly’s New Nonprofit, The Policy Circle, Aims to Put More Women in Power” Click here to read the full article. We’re thrilled to share that The Policy Circle co-founder Angela Braly was recently featured in Indianapolis Monthly! In the interview, Angela discusses her role in starting The Policy Circle, and the founders’ […]

May 10, 2016

New Circles and Great Conversation

“Poverty is a complex problem and the number of Americans living in poverty has increased over many decades despite a dramatic increase in government spending through programs intended to reduce poverty. One attendee compared poverty to an onion which has many layers that have to be peeled away to get to the root causes.” – […]

Apr 29, 2016

Free To Choose Media: Johan Norberg on Poverty

This week, as a follow-up to our recent post on various perspectives on poverty, here’s a brief video (1:32) on income inequality and poverty, from one of our partners,  Free to Choose Media. Below, Free To Choose Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg explains the fallacy of “inequality”  and how redistribution of wealth is not a […]