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Watch Out For The Coming Corporate Tax-Break Trickery

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Make these giant, tax-dodging, multinational corporations pay what they owe. Don't reward them for tax-dodging. And restore the 52% corporate tax rate instead of cutting it even further.

Sustainable Infrastructure for Better Growth, Better Climate and Better Lives

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

At GGGI we believe that attracting increased investment to sustainable infrastructure is essential for green growth. It is a central discussion topic ...

Fixing Our National Infrastructure Requires Fixing Our Science Infrastructure

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 10.19.2016 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

Congress has finally approved a stop gap spending bill that provides funding -- $1.1 billion - to fight the Zika virus. The money comes at the same time that new Zika transmission zones have been found in Florida and the first group of babies of mothers in Puerto Rico known to have been exposed to the virus in their first trimester are being born.

Crafting Viable PPPs: Lessons From Turkey's Public Hospitals

Zeynep Kantur Ozenci | Posted 10.18.2016 | World
Zeynep Kantur Ozenci

Back in the mid-2000s, Turkey's health ministry was seeking advice on how best to use Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to overhaul the country's pub...

Sustainable infrastructure: Looking beyond man-made value

Paul Polman | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

Only sustainable infrastructure - one that refuses to trade long-term sustainability for short-term gains - will bring about the transformative change we need.

CWA Backs Telco Play to Keep Special Access Rates Inflated.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I received an email from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) asking me to sign a petition to stop the FCC proposed plans pertaining to "specia...

Trump On Infrastructure -- The Most Fatal Flaw Of All

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The enormous borrowings by the federal government for infrastructure which Trump is proposing would, when combined with his proposed massive tax cuts mostly for the wealthy and his other plans, crush our economy, not advance it.

Fiber to the Home is Dead. The Plan: Shut Off the Wires and Replace it with Wireless Vaporware.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Promise: The Boston Globe wrote in April, 2016 that Boston is supposed to have FiOS, a fiber to the home service, deployed to 100% of the city wit...

The Failed Philosophy Behind The NJ Train Crash

Andrew Winston | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Andrew Winston

There could be many causes of the tragic NJ Transit train crash yesterday. But assuming it wasn't willful intent, we know that a contributing factor was a lack of investment in new technology.

Puerto Rico's Blackout and National Resilience

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

While electricity will eventually return to Puerto Rico following a massive island-wide blackout that left 1.5 million residents in darkness, it may take decades to return the island to a solid footing.

Hillary's Biggest Challenge: Bringing Back Decent Jobs

Jane White | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Jane White

One of the biggest ironies about Donald Trump's Presidential campaign is his pledge to bring back jobs that have been outsourced to other countries--the major driver behind his support from blue-collar workers.

Human Infrastructure Needed for an Aging America

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

Both presidential candidates have called for infrastructure investments. The general idea is that this will create jobs while making America both more...

The Fastest Road in America Is Falling Apart. Here's Why.

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Both presidential candidates agree that America's aging infrastructure needs massive investment. Why wouldn't they? Fixing and replacing our roads, pu...

Trump And The Failure Of The Reagan Revolution

Edward Goldberg | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
Edward Goldberg

Who would have thought that the one underlying issue that Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton agree on is the catastrophe of the Reagan Revolution and, with it, the failure of America's democracy to respond to the negative effects of globalization.

Why The Adizes Symbergetic Methodology?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

As far back as we look into history, organizations have been structured hierarchically, like a pyramid. Pharaohs had their empires organized this way, and even our ancestors, the primates, are organized like this.

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New analysis finds Dakota Access pipeline fails Obama's climate test; U.S...

'Green News Report' - September 13, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration steps in to support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and te...

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 ...

FCC's Business Data Services Actions Could Harm Your Investment and Community

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

(Here are some cool looking equations submitted to the FCC by CenturyLink. It's a shame they are not useful.) Summary (Most of this article was or...

This Labor Day: Think Big

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

There is no doubt that the economy could provide better jobs for more people. The problem is that political assumptions of what's possible preclude the policies we need.

Pension Investment in Higher Ed

Michael Likosky | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Michael Likosky

I have blogging for a while about how cash-strapped governments are managing to grow out of crisis.

Working With CGI To Fix America, Build The Future

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

After World War II, Americans rose from the ashes of the Great Depression together. We grew a thriving middle class and a strong labor movement. We ex...

Private Investment in Infrastructure Takes Off

Michael Likosky | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Michael Likosky

Not since the 19th century, have we seen so much private investment into our public infrastructure. So-called public-private partnerships. Or, private-public partnerships which happen mainly within the energy sector. Most projects happen within energy.

If We Don't Invest In Infrastructure, America Will Lose Trillions

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

If we are to continue to celebrate the absolute power of a free people to forge an American dream for their families; and if we are to stay a nation of builders, then we need to take on the hard work of strengthening these infrastructure ties that bind us together.