Tuesday Links: Protecting Social Ventures

NPR’s April Dembrosky examines efforts to create laws that protect social ventures from having to sell out values for shareholders’ benefit.

FDIC Chief Sheila Bair says banks that aren’t lending to consumers and business owners need to explain why, McClatchy’s Kevin G. Hall reports.

Steve King of Small Business Labs on how the film industry and others are following the barbell pattern: a handful of big companies, lots of tiny ones, very few in the middle.

Kauffman’s Dane Stangler dives deep into the patterns of how growth firms create jobs.

The WSJ and Dow Jones VentureSource rank 50 top VC-based companies.

Scott Shane, writing in Small Business Trends, explains what we can and can’t learn from optimism surveys like the NFIB’s.