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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

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...

Jobs - The Fastest Road Out Of Poverty

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today.

Helsinki: A Very Smart City

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's not every day one sees a fully-functional smart city, given crumbling urban infrastructure in many countries, so a visit to a metropolitan area that runs well and serves its residents efficiently is a delightful sight for sore eyes.

Reality Check: Trump's Platform is Identical to Lincoln's

Tom Mullen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Donald Trump's criticism of Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel is only the latest of his positions decried by the Republican Party establishment. They've opposed...


Judy Belk | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Judy Belk

How did we get to this point in California? Why, in one of the most prosperous states in the wealthiest country in the world, must families wait in line to use a portable shower stall and donated water in a church parking lot in order to bathe?

May's Seriously Downbeat Jobs Report Puts Kibosh on Fed Rate Hike; Underscores Need for Deep Infrastructure Dive

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

In an unexpectedly downbeat jobs report, employers added only 38,000 jobs last month, the worst month for job gains since employment started recovering in 2010. Downward revisions trimmed the employment gains for the prior two months by 59,000, and the labor force participation rate fell again in May, as it had in April.

In light of all the lead: Let's take care of the basics.

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Joe S. Whitworth

In a time-honored, headline-killing move, late Friday afternoon before a long weekend, Portland, Oregon's Public School Superintendent slipped in an a...

A Journey To The Future Via The Past - China's New Silk Road Is High-Speed

April Rudin | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
April Rudin

Everyone knows that I love to travel. Life on the road is exhilarating and educational. After too much time in airports, hotels and taxis, however, it...

How Inspired Architecture Can Connect Billions of People in Asia

April Rudin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
April Rudin

Just a few weeks ago, I traveled to Hong Kong, a major hub of business connectivity in Asia, for the second time in two years. I had been invited to p...

The Wireline-Wireless Broadband and Internet Bait and Switch

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon's 2015 annual report states that the company is focused on a "digital-first mobile future," while AT&T's 2015 annual report proclaims that it is "Mobilizing your world." But there is a problem with this.

A Stronger, Sustainable National Infrastructure

Erik Rancatore | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Erik Rancatore

For centuries, humankind has relied on concrete to safeguard our families and ensure the security of our communities. We continue to use concrete because it is strong, and durable, and more able to withstand Mother Nature's temperament.

The Growing Threat of Cyber-Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leaving the public with a false sense of security about the threat they pose and the lives and property they impact.

Larry Summers Gets It Right: We Really Need an Infrastructure Decade

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Right now interest rates are extremely low - even negative in some countries. This high price for government debt means the markets are demanding that governments issue more debt. This is the law of supply and demand. Again: money markets are demanding more supply of government debt.

Paving the Way for Smooth Streets

Richard Thomas | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Richard Thomas

The only time we think about our infrastructure is when the lights do not turn on or a bridge collapses.