More and more, politicians and power brokers’ rhetoric employs the virtues of “learning from our past’’ in regards to equity as public service policies are implemented. The past they are recognizing is the philosophy offered by “progressive” politicians during the structuring and disbursement of public goods programs dating back to the New Deal, manifesting in new and profound ways today. Business progressives in the early twentieth century through the early twenty-first century increasingly placed faith in a combination of market forces and decentralized social policy in order to engender prosperity, with community-based actors playing a major role in this process…

Marc Chirico

Marc Chirico is the Executive Chef and Owner of Crescendo Cuisine, an organization that aims to be an agent of change in food insecurity.

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