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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.

Private Water Companies Have Stellar Record Providing Quality Drinking Water

Michael Deane | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Michael Deane

The drinking water challenges facing Flint, Michigan and other communities throughout America have raised the collective consciousness about the quali...

Why Is Hillary Clinton Letting Donald Trump Back Her Into A Corner On The Economy?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The U.S. economy is bad ― not as bad as it was in 2009, but still pretty bad. Real incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American hous...

Alabama Should Build a Bridge to Fiscal Responsibility

Rob Sawicki | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

Anyone who is following Alabama's ongoing budget crisis knows that the state is slashing funds for basic human services to try and make ends meet. Despite borrowing $437 million in 2012 to close budget shortfalls for the ensuing three years, Gov. Robert Bentley still hasn't managed to solve Alabama's budget problems, which are having an economic ripple effect throughout the state.

Voters Can Choose U.S. Forecast: Bright Or Falling Skies

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The dark and treacherous skies Donald Trump invoked at the Republican National Convention last week have lifted as Democrats begin their meeting in Philly today with a healthy dose of optimism.

Changing Environmental Values and a Changing World

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

For many people, a clean and healthy environment is deeply related to an effort to manage health risks, and they will therefore support government action to reduce pollution.

Challenges Women Face in Managing Public-Private Partnerships

FOMIN | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
FOMIN

By Dennis Blumenfeld and Andrea Arzaba Díaz Dennis Blumenfeld coordinates an $8 million Multilateral Investment Fund technical assistance project t...

Driven By Mobile Purchasing And eCommerce, Digital Transformation Gets On The Fast Track

John Rethans | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
John Rethans

(source: Mary Meeker KPCB 2016) The line between digital and physical is blurring. Nowhere is this more evident than retail, as established brands li...

America's Energy Infrastructure - It's Where the Good-Paying Jobs Are

Sean McGarvey | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Sean McGarvey

The United States is the world's largest economy. Yet, in the last two decades, our national economic growth rate has been declining. In the 1950's a...

Cyclists Shouldn’t Have To Risk Their Lives Just To Use The Road

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact

Last week's horrific crash involving a pickup truck driver who mowed down nine cyclists, killing five of them, shows that many rural roads fail to acc...

Time for a New Social Compact

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

Another avoidable mass casualty event has been visited upon innocent Americans. This time 49 lives have been claimed with 53 others suffering severe ...

Agora for Good: Let’s Democratize Donations

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

The nonprofit sector occupies a surprisingly large proportion of the US economy. In 2014 alone, nonprofits received over $250 billion in individual do...

Here's Bernie Sanders' Plan To Save Puerto Rico And Stick It To Vulture Funds

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Puerto Rico's economy has been in a depression for a decade. With the territory likely to default on a $2 billion debt payment on July 1...