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October 08, 2007

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erasmus

Jon, thanks for your blog. You touch on a key issue: the relevance of the Third Sector, its ability to conceive of or promote an alternative vision to business as usual in civic life, in corporate affairs, in the public sphere. I've known Albert long enough to predict many of the themes on this blog: the education of our young people, immigration, consumerism, media literacy, poverty, racism, etc. You introduce the breakdown of the family. Beyond being concerned about it, whats your take on the subject?

Phil

Thank you, Jon, brilliant and entertaining as well.

chris esposto

we need to get the students prospective on here

Stuart Johnson

We're all ears, Chris.

Jon

Thanks, Erasmus. On family breakdown and the third sector, all I would observe is that what an individual family doesn't (or can't) provide (in terms of security, support, and nurturance) often becomes costs for government and nonprofits (in the form of a variety of social services ranging from after-school programs to the panoply of the "juvenile justice" system). I see us needing all four sectors to make society work: business to provide jobs and products; government to assure public needs; core cultural organizations (family, kin, religion) to sustain meaning; and a third sector to help us live together in viable community.

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