September 2013

Ten Ways to Democratize Our Broken Economy

The richest 400 Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 180 million taken together. The political system is in deadlock. Social and economic pain continue to grow. Environmental devastation and global warming present growing challenges. Is there any path toward a more democratic, equal...

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Hab hits £1.5 million crowdfunding target

Kevin McLoud’s Hab housing company will close its crowdfunding investment campaign on a high this Sunday after banking more than £1.5 million The cash was raised in only thirteen weeks via crowdfunding website Crowdcube and will now be used to fund the expansion of the business...

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The crowdfunding caveat: Most campaigns fail

In April 2013, Dustin Driver looked like a poster boy for Kickstarter success. His tech-savvy backpack venture, Packswell, exceeded its funding goal by 33 percent. He had done his homework in advance, lined up materials and local manufacturing, and produced a great prototype. With more than...

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What Is The Next Crowdfunding Evolution?

It’s been said that crowdfunding is less of a straight-forward investment and more like buying wine futures. You’re essentially paying a discounted rate for next year’s crop. And, just like wine, once you’ve put your money in, you can only hope that the weather is good, the...

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