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Why Africa's Oil Crisis Could Lead To Growth

Zandre Campos | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

The African continent has some of the world's fastest-growing economies, but some are seeing hard times because they rely on crude oil. Since the crude oil price has now dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009, the African oil-producing countries are facing some serious financial difficulties.

Why the Sustainable Development Agenda Matters to the USA

Jenny Darroch | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Jenny Darroch

In my last post, I discussed the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and why they matter. In this post, I want to focus more on how the agenda applies to the USA.

What is Sustainable Development and Why Does it Matter?

Jenny Darroch | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Jenny Darroch

In September 2015, the United Nations achieved international agreement for its 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The agenda identifies 17 Goals ...

Good Olde Things

Ryan Phipps | Posted 08.07.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

"Dear fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile once when I was a kid, but now they're everywhere. The world we...

One Suggestion to Address Our Ecological Crises

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 10.29.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

If you are a student of the environment, then you may have some idea of the reasons for our current ecological crises. Unprecedented human exploitation of Earth's natural resources is the overt culprit of environmental degradation, but not all use is bad.

'Pay as You Go' Solar Power Rewriting the Book

Adrian Ely | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Adrian Ely

Beyond the focus on formal science and technology, innovation relies on education and training in engineering, design and management, and in order to make it relevant, innovators must be linked to -- and embedded within -- the communities that they seek to serve.

Time for a Worldwide Agricultural Disarmament

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The so-called industrial revolution of the nineteenth century was a perverse revolution. It knocked down small-scale traditional industries and booste...

Foreign Aid to Create Jobs

Harry L. Langer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

U.S. jobs, revenue growth, living standards, and prosperity are dependent upon the expansion of markets and demand. While innovation creates its own global markets (especially in advanced nations), the developing countries in South America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Russia offer the greatest trade growth potential.

First World, Third World: A Travel Essay

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

You are all potential terrorists and will be treated as such. Here's half a Diet Coke as a reward for being compliant.

The Triumph of the Cyclops Polyphemus

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The ancient Greeks were primarily very small family farmers, intimately connected to the land and the growing of food. Agriculture for the Greeks was ...

These Mesmerizing GIFs Will Change The Way You Look At Everyday Stuff

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

We're lucky enough to live in a post-industrialized world, where we can pop down to the store to pick up a few groceries without thinking twice. All t...

Moving Past the Commodity Supercycle: Are We There Yet?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium as something that has played itself out. Have we entered a phase of descending commodity prices in general?

Can Africa Follow China's Industrialization Path?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

If anything, China had to import all that. This should make industrialization relatively easier for Africa, a region super-rich in commodities. But that depends on how that wealth is spent. Is it going to build Africa's human capital?

Adapting to a World in Revolution

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

In the years to come, humanity will find itself needing to adapt to a world in revolution -- in energy, communications, and mind -- as our lives are catalyzed into new arrangements and possibilities.

The World's Deadliest Profession: Coal Miners Pay for China's Economic Miracle

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Richard Schiffman

Into the Light is a must see for anyone who wants to find out what is going on below the dazzling, high-tech surface of modern China.

A Call for Urban Doctors

Gordon Gill | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green
Gordon Gill

By looking at our assets holistically, we can create a fully integrated, intelligent approach to the greening of cities, one that combines carbon savings with an increased quality of life.

Robots, Unemployment and Wishful Thinking

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Martin Ford

Advanced robotics will certainly play an important role in technological unemployment once it becomes cost-effective to replace even low-wage service workers with machines.

Hans Rosling Discusses Global Population Growth (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lance Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Below is a video of Hans Rosling talking about world population and the challenges that we face globally, as well as the potential solution. He is Pr...

America: Enemy of Change, Midwife of the Future

Michael Vlahos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Vlahos

Global change has been building. It is too big for crisis management to suppress much longer. And if we insist on seeing it all as bad, we will miss the actual change itself.

Rebuilding America's Manufacturing Jobs and Industrial Capability

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Any student in any beginning economics class soon learns that the way a nation or a society creates wealth is by making things or building things othe...

How We Change: The Impact of the Group On Human Development, Behavior, and IQ

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

There are two major errors that we make when we think about ourselves and the origins of our attitudes and behavior. One error is the myth that human ...