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WASHINGTON — If he wasn’t the most obscure person in the room, Barack Obama was close: a young, freshman state senator with few connections outside of Chicago. “When people went around the room and said who they were, you could probably figure out why they were there,” said the Rev. Jim Wallis, a well-known progressive […]

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  1. As the founder of an organization that has set out to build social capital, I enjoyed reading this piece. I did know of President Obama’s participation on the Saguaro Seminar and assumed there was some influence on his current approaches, interesting to see that elaborated on here.

    David Crowley, President & Founder
    Social Capital Inc.
    http://socialcapitalinc.org