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American Ingenuity

The Last Generation of People Who Hate Their Jobs

Nate Hanson | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Nate Hanson

The workplace taught me that people are expendable and that profit is the most important thing. People are cogs in machines -- get as much out of them as you can. I learned that weekends were when you could do things you were passionate about, but the workplace was different.

The Last Generation of Kids That Played Outside

Nate Hanson | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Nate Hanson

Consider the iPad -- The iPad was invented and built by grownups who had to play outside when they were kids. Fast forward to this current generation where the majority of kids sit inside staring at... an iPad.

Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity

Sridhar Kota | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Sridhar Kota

Technological innovation has long been key to American prosperity, especially when it is applied to cutting-edge manufacturing, and the centerpiece of such innovation is engineering.

Laurie Erdman: How Do We Create More Prosperity?

Laurie Erdman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

I believe the American Dream of prosperity is not lost, yet it's been shrouded in "rugged individualism" gone awry. Prosperity is not found in every man or woman for themselves, fighting over the sales items at Ross.

Save Us, Creativity!

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

We have known for over a decade that this day would come. America has shorted creativity and now our innovation and competitiveness have fallen off the pace. Where are our children supposed to learn how to be competently creative, not just expressive?

One American Dream Fades -- Will Another Be Born?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

It is a constant theme among Republicans, who criticize President Obama for tearing down national greatness and pride. Yet beyond hope and rhetoric there are some undeniable facts that counter our embrace of the American dream.

Turning Swords into High Speed Rail - Obama's iAmerica

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

President Obama wants to bulk up high-speed rail, and scale down defense spending. FDR converted peace-time manufacturers into a dominating wartime pr...