Dec 13, 2012
Moving Forward in Tough Times
Welcome to the second annual Fixes holiday season retrospective! Almost every week, over the past two years, we’ve covered a response to a social problem that’s noteworthy, usually because it’s producing better than expected results. We highlight these “positive deviants” because 1) they’re under-reported; 2) they show society not just what’s going wrong but how it might improve; and 3) they’re inherently interesting, like a good puzzle or whodunit. Because we get more leads than we can cover, we typically focus on initiatives that have a track record, evidence of effectiveness and potential for broader impact.