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The Save Journalism Committee • 216 implied HN points • 15 Mar 24
  1. The NYT article raises concerns about Elon Musk's foundation finances, but overlooks crucial details like the grace period where the foundation caught up on giving deficits in following years.
  2. Private foundations like Musk's have latitude in choosing charities based on legal approvals, not restrictions like public charities. Contextual understanding of foundation structures is essential.
  3. The article highlights Musk's charitable acts but frames them in a negative light, despite him helping schools, disasters, and children in need. The public benefit of these actions is significant.
Gotham by Susan Dyer Reynolds • 294 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. Kyra Worthy worked for Dwayne Jones on a controversial program that misused funds
  2. The program had little to show for after spending nearly $4 million on overpaid consultants and performances
  3. Fired from her previous role, Kyra Worthy continued to land leadership positions in other organizations
OpenTheBooks Substack • 298 implied HN points • 13 Mar 23
  1. Silicon Valley Bank faced transparency issues after being taken over by federal regulators and criticized for investment priorities.
  2. California Governor Gavin Newsom and his nonprofit have close ties with Silicon Valley Bank, raising ethical concerns.
  3. Investigations should be conducted into the relationship between Silicon Valley Bank and the Newsom administration.
The Charlotte Ledger • 235 implied HN points • 03 Apr 23
  1. Atrium and Novant hospitals receive millions in property tax breaks, exempting them from paying taxes on billions of dollars worth of property.
  2. The tax breaks the hospitals receive could total $23 million in Mecklenburg County alone, contributing to a loss in potential tax revenue that could fund essential public services like education and law enforcement.
  3. Critics argue that as large, multi-billion-dollar enterprises, hospitals like Atrium and Novant should do more to justify their tax-exempt status and provide greater community benefits.
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Peak Horse • 2 HN points • 30 Mar 23
  1. The history of computing is filled with trailblazing women pioneers who laid the foundation for modern technology.
  2. Women like Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, and Mary Allen Wilkes made significant contributions to the field of computer science.
  3. Despite historical achievements, there is still a gender gap in computer science education and employment that needs to be addressed.
Hypertext • 0 implied HN points • 27 Mar 24
  1. Social science research needs a recalibration with a focus on feedback, reflection, and improvement.
  2. There is a significant amount of uncertainty in understanding how change happens in people's lives, challenging traditional evidence-based policy approaches.
  3. Collaboration, customer feedback, and adaptability are key in creating effective social programs rather than relying solely on evidence-based interventions.