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A New and Ugly form of Racial Bias

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

A new civil rights consciousness has gripped a great deal of the country. Maybe we can address some of the challenges that still occur on the basis of race by turning the tide against consumer racial profiling and letting it be a thing of the past.

Is 'Go Outside and Play' a Thing of the Past? Could Be, If We're Not Careful

Steph Thompson | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents
Steph Thompson

Once upon a time, kids bravely climbed trees, and were forced to let the chips -- or limbs -- fall as they may. Now, though, a tree might be able to grow in Brooklyn, (I've even give money to plant them in loved ones' names,) but they certainly may not be climbed.

This Changes Everything

John Friedman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
John Friedman

Generally it is hard to see a 'tipping point' until it has past and people have the ability to look back and see when 'everything' changed. Often ther...

How to Host a Headache-Free Office Holiday Party

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Stimulated by eggnog and company dollars, holiday celebrations can turn into holiday disasters in a matter of minutes. Since there are many liabilities party throwers (and party goers) don't consider, below I've outlined four common liabilities to be cognizant of prior to the upcoming holiday season.

Finding Liberté on Vacation in France

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Liam Robb O'Hagan

It struck me that we Americans have lost something. Ironically the market has limited some of our freedom. But it is more than being able to dive off a springboard. Over exposure to the message that things are dangerous and we need to be stopped from doing them because they are uninsurable has had a more pernicious effect

What to Do When Divorce or Widowhood Puts You in Financial Control for the First Time

Michael Most | Posted 09.23.2016 | Money
Michael Most

Taking an accounting of liabilities and expenses -- ie. what's owed -- is an essential first step to taking full financial control. In the case of divorce, which spouse will continue to pay for certain expenses is typically decided in the settlement.

What Small Business Owners Should Understand About Liability

Nellie Akalp | Posted 06.29.2015 | Small Business
Nellie Akalp

As a business owner, you want to protect yourself from worst-case scenarios. And fortunately, it's not too difficult once you understand the basics about business risk and personal liability.

Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

To me, net worth is equivalent to taking your blood pressure. It gives a reading that will tell us how healthy you are financially.

Please Don't Ban My Concrete Block Smashing Physics Demo From Schools

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Greg Schwanbeck

By now you've probably seen the viral video below of a concrete block smashing Physics demo gone wrong. I am assuming that you are about to walk down to my office, email me, or draft a law telling me that I can never perform such a dangerous demonstration in my classroom ever again. Please don't. You shouldn't. Here's why.

Why Ignoring the NIST Framework Could Cost You

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

As courts begin to shape a cybersecurity duty of care in this "new era," the NIST Framework could be used to determine whether a company's duty has been successfully met.

Do Expanding Numbers of Guns and Permits Mean We Need Expanded Liability Laws?

Tom Harvey | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Real responsibility for guns would include a requirement for insurance to compensate victims. If that insurance is based on gun owner liability and fault then proper laws to establish liability are necessary.

When It Comes to Liability and Patient Safety, What's Good for Hospitals Can Be Good for Patients

Michelle Mello | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Mello

Medical error prevention is a work in progress. We should be impatient with the pace of progress, as Doroshaw is, because it means that patients are daily suffering avoidable harm. But we should also seek to understand the reasons why the pace isn't faster.

Why I'm Not Buying a New Car Anytime Soon

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've come to the conclusion that I don't need all the latest new "stuff" on a car. Maybe it's maturity or frugality. I much prefer the freedom of not owing money on a car. But that's just one reason.

Elephants and Macro-Financial Linkages

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Global financial integration and the linkages between the financial and the real sides of economies are sources of huge policy challenges. A newly released book sheds new light on those multiple challenges.

Crap: A Philosophy of Sh*t

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

On high authority I've been informed that my work is shit. Mostly I've been desensitized to such proclamations -- I can thank the Art School Critique framework for that -- but its ill-timed delivery, six days before graduation, left me shaken and stirred.

When Tax Avoidance Crosses the Line

Christopher Bergin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

With the economy showing signs of recovery, it's high time that our federal lawmakers move beyond these self-induced crises and begin to talk about tax reform that can help taxpayers move forward with a clear understanding of how the tax code works and how much they owe.

The Horse-burger Debacle: No Pain, No Gain for Tesco

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

The recent scandal with Tesco's burgers has reignited a discussion about who, along the value chain, should bear the brunt of responsibility for a product. The burden of the certification and the liability that comes with it is a major blessing in disguise.

The 'Advice of Counsel' Defense

Brad Reid | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While executives should consult legal counsel, executives should not expect that an assertion of legal advice favoring the proposed action will automatically prevent subsequent liability for fraud.

Why Fighting Pirates Is Both Good and Bad for PSC

David Isenberg | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

If you have been paying any attention at all this year to the piracy situation off Somalia you may remember that the number of pirate attacks against ...

Burn, Baby, Burn

David Isenberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Remember when rioters in Watts, Calif., began shouting "Burn, Baby! BURN!" in the turmoil of 1965? I'm sure they didn't have the following future in ...

Eleventh Circuit to University Administrators: Respect Student Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 04.10.2012 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The Eleventh Circuit's recent ruling is a clear sign that university presidents and administrators that choose to brazenly violate student rights will not be able to do so without real consequences.

Why Credit Card Branding Is Costing Small Business Owners

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

Business and consumer credit cards are actually more similar than they are different, which therefore begs the question, should the Credit CARD Act of 2009 apply to business credit cards?

Read Contracts Carefully

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

You wouldn't be asked to sign a document or form -- or click "yes" on a website -- unless somebody thought it was important, so shouldn't you think so as well?

When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Looks For a Taxpayer Bailout

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It appears that when the going gets tough for some private military contractors, even if it is a result of their own wrongful actions, the tough turn ...

Public Schools Could Double As Neighborhood Gyms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's no secret that Americans could use more active lifestyles, and the answer to that may just be their local public schools, GOOD blogger Nikhil Swa...