Document Type

Presentation

Date

2-15-2007

Embargo Period

8-2012

Keywords

Social capital

Language

English

Disciplines

Education

Description/Abstract

I want to speak today about social capital—the bonds of trust that we form between neighbors, colleagues, acquaintances, new and old—and how essential it is to the health and prosperity of any community. More specifically, I want to talk about our communal responsibility not only to build social capital with those easily within our familiar frame of social reference, but also to bridge to others, less obviously or directly a part of our “social family.” And, I want to take note of how hard this is to do, and analyze some of the commonplace obstacles, with the hope that reflection on them will help us all overcome these social hurdles.

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Speech delivered at the Foundation for the Carolinas Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, February 15, 2007.

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