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Mother Nature Clouds the Outlook

Michael Farr | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

How much of the slowing can be blamed on Mother Nature? Nobody knows for sure, of course, but there is enough reason to believe that the brisk pace of growth recorded in the second half of 2013 will not be sustained in 2014.

The VIX Also Rises

Michael Farr | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The more people working, earning income and spending, the greater the economic benefits. The masses move the needle, not the 1% at the top.

A Tale of Three Cities: Sunday Cycling in Lima, Peru

Rex Burkholder | Posted 02.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Rex Burkholder

One of the best parts about attending Congresses of the Ciclovia Network (CRA) is the chance to get out on a bike in cities throughout Latin America.

Are Human Rights Compatible with Islamic Values?

Ghazala Salam | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Ghazala Salam

Unfortunately, the word of God is lost in the language of cultural interpretations, which fails to understand the Islamic perspective in realizing that discrimination and bias are counterproductive to equity and justice.

Who Let the Dog Out: On New Crowdfunding Rules and Why It Is Time for Us to Wise Up

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

If equity crowdfunding had the same alert system color code as Homeland Security, it would have jumped from green to orange on October 23rd, 2013. Fo...

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back -- First Impressions of Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

Rohan Kusre | Posted 12.24.2013 | Small Business
Rohan Kusre

We have been waiting a long time for this moment. Sitting on the edge of our seats, money in hand for more than 18 months. The private equity field has been bracing for a shake up and it is finally here.

Fairness Is Love's Currency

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Fairness is a measure of the heart. It comes when we trust that there is enough for everyone and when we really get that there is no other -- no over there, but rather that we are all in this together.

In Our Changing Nation, Who Is Miss America?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

What a sad commentary on the values of some Americans. It suggests a super narrow and wrong view of the nation. Why is it that a Miss America who is not white engenders so much angst in the populous?

Top 3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Issuing Equity

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.31.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Too often, I see entrepreneurs freely giving away equity as compensation without realizing the extent of dilution they are causing.

Oak Creek: Examining Terrorism Within Our Nation

Mandeep Singh | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Mandeep Singh

Oak Creek was an American tragedy that deeply affects us all. Though the challenges marginalized communities face can be sorrowful, I truly have faith in our nation to collectively take a stance and put an end to these detrimental mentalities.

Women, Women Everywhere -- But Not There?!?

Gina Glantz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Gina Glantz

How often have you attended a conference with mostly male or all male panels? How often have you watched legislative hearings featuring men and more men? How often have you wondered where the women's voices were in magazine roundtables, anthologies, and the like?

The Urgency of Now: Beyond Fisher

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Jamie Merisotis

The Fisher decision revives a longstanding debate about the tradeoffs between equity and excellence. In truth, American society can ill afford to make a choice between the two.

Voting Rights and the Religious Left

T. Thorn Coyle | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
T. Thorn Coyle

The religious right has banded together becoming a force of political clout in the U.S. They want to maintain their privilege, but the cost to our society is high. The religious left would do well to make common cause with one another and with activists working for justice.

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

Let's Not Settle for Less

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

A new national survey of African-Americans paints a fascinating picture: over half of those polled report that their lives have generally improved in recent years. But what of the other half, who report lower satisfaction with their lives -- especially lower-income African-Americans?

Equity Crowdfunding: Next Generation of Angel Investors Is Not Sorry to Disrupt

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Nikola Tesla wrote once, "The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine." I can see this being quoted by any supporter of equi...

On Creativeness and Why Crowdfunding Will Surpass the VC industry

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

According to the Kickstarter's data, there was $274 billion collected last year (+238 percent from 2011). In comparison, VC's invested $26.5 billion in 2012 (-10 percent from 2011). Do you see the difference?

Asking Ourselves The Big Questions In Education

Francesca Kaplan Grossman | Posted 05.03.2013 | TED Weekends
Francesca Kaplan Grossman

2013-02-27-tedprizepullWe know that our children are (and that we all are) more than the sum of our circumstantial parts. All have potential, imagination, hopes, beliefs, strengths, and goals -- but, often because of circumstances, not all can actualize and achieve them.

How Mayor Gray Is Failing DC Public Schools

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.13.2013 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There is nothing radical about closing schools. A "radical" approach would have been for Rhee to tackle poverty and unemployment in D.C., a far more effective method of advancing early childhood education.

'Polluters and Beggars' at Climate Change Talks in Doha

Betwa Sharma | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Betwa Sharma

Developed countries say that plans to combat climate change won't be effective unless emerging economies like India and China reduce their growing emissions.

The Global Climate Crisis & Animal Agriculture: Doha and Beyond

Mia MacDonald | Posted 12.06.2012 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Approximately two-thirds of the world's poultry meat and eggs, and more than half of all pork, are now produced in industrial systems, and consumption of animal-based foods is rising, particularly in developing countries.

The Equity and Economic Educational Imperative

Noël Harmon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Noël Harmon

As more African American and Hispanic students are failed by America's education system and drop out of school, they are also missing out on the opportunity to be full participants in society and the workforce.

Can Embracing the Equity Upside Transform the Old Continent?

Davor Hebel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Davor Hebel

Most of the world's wealth creation is done through equity and to transform Europe we need as many equity owners as possible.

Minneapolis Acts on Employment Equity

Sarah Treuhaft | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Sarah Treuhaft

Minneapolis recently became the first city in the nation to adopt a resolution promoting racial equity in employment.

The Difference Between Equity and Binders Full of Anybody

Rinku Sen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rinku Sen

Diversity is about variety, getting bodies with different genders and colors into the room. Equity is about how those bodies get in the door and what they are able to do in their posts.