Social Impact Bonds

From Potential to Action: Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the U.S.

They've caught on in the UK, but can social impact bonds work in the US? An extensive report analyzes the SIBs opportunity.

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  • solaris

    Our systems of education, our transfer of knowledge, is predicated on the primacy of Reason over metaphysical/religious knowing, and this is a prerequisite for successful transformation of the way of thinking which leads to modernity. Only once this basic bedrock of understanding the world is internalized can societies progress. The Arab states, esp. the Gulf states, have failed to take this first step.

  • Richard

    A nice model.

  • lombardy

    I’m not sure there’s a lurking threat to publisher sales. They issue new editions for major textbooks every three our four years. Wouldn’t that restock the demand curve for new books from the rental market?

    Also, the rental market is flattening and may possibly be in decline. Several major direct to student rental businesses have closed. The marketing costs for these businesses are extremely high. It’s unlikely that anyone but Amazon can weather this.

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