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The dilemma of disruption

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.23.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Dominic Baumann When Apple launched the iTunes software 15 years ago, the company knew what its consumers wanted, long before the latter realise...

A Campaign for No One

Mattingly Messina | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Mattingly Messina

A Campaign for No One. A campaign devoid of conviction, when conviction is so badly needed. Much of our time and energy has been devoted to two unpo...

Expanding Social Security Is The Official Position Of The Democratic Party! Will Republicans Continue To Support Cuts?

Nancy Altman | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Expanding Social Security, while requiring the wealthiest to pay more -- indeed, their fair share -- is a solution to the nation's perilous and rising income and wealth inequality. Expanding Social Security is a solution to the financial squeeze on working families.

Trump's Wilsonian Dilemma

Bryce W. Ashby | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Bryce W. Ashby

***********PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PIECE IS CO-AUTHORED. AS SUCH PLEASE ADD MICHAEL LAROSA**** By Bryce W. Ashby and Michael J. LaRosa Twenty-two yea...

Orlando After Tragedy: Much More Than World's Theme Park

The Conversation US | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Those inside Pulse felt that sense of community on the dance floor and at the bar. And when a madman tried to take that all away, he created a greater sense of community that comes from a shared grief. There is a there there in the hearts and tears of Orlando.

Harnessing 'Senior Power' to Boost Our Economy

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Bernard Starr

Boosting seniors' economic contribution is no simple task, but one from which younger generations -- and seniors themselves -- will greatly benefit. The first step, as I explain below, is to harness senior power.

What New Data Reveal About Gender and Race in a Creative Workforce

Lane Harwell | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
Lane Harwell

This entry was coauthored by Leah Krauss, Senior Program Officer for Dance and Special Projects, Mertz Gilmore Foundation If you have been following ...

Honoring Our Parents: 10 Things the Next President Can Do to Help People Age 85 and Older and Their Families

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

The 2016 Presidential primaries are winding down, and the crucial national strategic issue of the growing population of people over age 85 hasn't yet received much attention.

When It Comes to Genetic Genealogy, Women Need Not Apply

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Not long ago, I observed that genealogy is now officially a TV genre. One of the reasons I felt confident in making this claim is the frequency with w...

The Poor Are Getting Poorer

Marc Joseph | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Today 83% of people living in poverty are either children, elderly, people with disabilities, students, people taking care of family members, or peopl...

"Look at All the Asians!"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.24.2016 | San Francisco
Frank H. Wu

Among the most startling experiences I have had with race is seeing other Asian Americans. I mean being around a critical mass whose lives span the ra...

#BernieMadeMeWhite Highlights How Media Ignores Most Races

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The reality: Hawaii is--wait for it--the least white state (at about one-quarter of the population) in the union. Half of all Hawaiians are Asian American, and over 10 percent are Native. Alaska, where one-third of the people are Native, is the sixth least white state, while Washington is about average in terms of percentage, and ranks 23rd out of 50 on that front.

This Is How To Turn Anti-Immigration Rhetoric On Its Head

Michael Hodin | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

From both hostile and friendly leaders, immigration is often characterized as a source of class conflict, political tension, and social disruption. Yet, it is also true that immigrants can help solve 21st century elder caregiving needs; and caregiving needs can help solve the immigration crisis.

Promise Not Peril: Can Investing in Health Deter Violent Extremism?

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.27.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

The concept of "health as a bridge for peace" may be resonating in this county, which has seen the scourge of internecine conflicts and cross border attacks.

Democrats Don't Need White Men to Win

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate must mobilize the new American majority. If they do, they won't need to carry blue-collar white men to win. In 2012, Obama got the votes of only 35 percent of white men.

Diversity in Television: An FCC Principle Now Being Reconsidered

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 02.29.2016 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

A founding principle of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is protecting the public interest in communications - in television, radio, intern...

The Evangelical Church, Demographic Change, and its Discontents

Vanessa Carter | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Vanessa Carter

In the past few months, two events of note have taken place: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship invited Michelle Higgins, active in Black Lives Matter, to speak at their triennial mission conference and Wheaton College suspended Dr. Larycia Hawkins after her public efforts to establishing better relationships with Muslims.

I Am Over 40 and I Am Scared

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Tom J. Hidvegi

Not for reasons you might think, however. It has very little to do with looks or health, and more to do with disappearing from the current media radar--vanishing entirely from the advertisers' landscape soon.

Large-Scale Food Festivals Can Be Successful and Remain Philanthropic

Jure Klepic | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Jure Klepic

In leveraging large-scale events, specifically for those with a taste for the "foodie experience" the market has shifted. Costs have skyrocketed making it imperative that these events are successful.

Afterthoughts From Iowa, and some Forethoughts

Terry Connelly | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Have you noticed that the Democrats don't have anyone running for president now who is the 25-54 demographic so popular with TV advertising executives...

The Silver Lining in America's 'Grey Tsunami': How an Aging Population Could Empower Women and the Economy

Daanish Hussain | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Daanish Hussain

According to the Census, more than one in five (twenty per cent) Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030 - a 'Grey Tsunami' poised to shrink the ...

As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

Unlocking Latino Civic Potential

Monica Lozano | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Monica Lozano

Republican candidates tend to ignore or actively incite fear of the growing Latino community. But Democrats also do a poor job of turning out Latinos in high numbers and, when in office, are unable to deliver on priority issues for the Latino community. Low voter turnout is a symptom of civic disengagement by Latinos in American society.

How Tiny Congregations Survive And Thrive Despite The Odds

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion

Hope, by nature, is defiant, counterintuitive and lodged in surprising places. So a new report detailing the spiritual, demographic and financial chal...

Thanksgiving and Social Security: Different Reasons for Welcoming Syrian Refugees

Nancy Altman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Today, we are faced with the same choice we have confronted in the past -- whether to give into fear and prejudice or align ourselves with our highest ideals.