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Knotes From Asimov: Creativity Comes When It's Not Your Job

Amol Sarva | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Amol Sarva

Unearthed! Isaac Asimov's private letter to a U.S. military research project back in the 1950s -- how can the military be creative and come up with the best fresh ideas to help defend America from a ballistic missile attack?

Thomas Piketty's Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context (Pt. I)

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

In Thomas Piketty's doomsday model, slowing of growth in the 21st century will cause an inexorable increase in inequality. Piketty is not the first to...

Meatless Monday: Dealing With Abundant Scarcity

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Some people believe in abundance, that the universe will provide. Others believe in scarcity, that there's not enough to go around. I seem to be bi. I...

How Many People Can the World Support? It Depends...

Carl Safina | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

We need a new, non-burning energy economy, a way of reducing population, and a way of replacing the delusion of infinite growth. That's what we need. Or the population will be adjusted in the usual way: with shortages, bullets, and bombs.

10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The US population is wealthier, older, less fertile and more influenced by immigration than the other countries projected to experience major population growth, so why is the U.S. population is expected to grow much more than other wealthy countries?

Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2011

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

It's time to look back on what we've learned and oversimplify into a handy list. Here's my take on the 10 big stories in sustainability and green business this year.

World Population To Reach 7 Billion On Halloween

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

You should expect more than ghosts, spirits and candy when Halloween arrives this year. On October 31, 2011, the world will welcome its seven billiont...

Meatless Monday: Dealing With Abundant Scarcity

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

With all the hype about greening your life, one of the most basic things you can do happens to be the most important -- going for a more plant-based diet.

The Twin Elephants in the Room

Paul and Anne Ehrlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul and Anne Ehrlich

Two large-scale, interconnected trends are driving almost every other global crisis today. But don't expect to hear about them from the media.

The Revolution...Sorry, Transformation Starts Now!

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I predict the naked power grab by the Republican party in Wisconsin will go down in history as the second "shot heard 'round the world" which began the second American Revolution. Except it won't be a revolution. It will be a transformation.

'Peak Oil' Doesn't Matter

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Are we running out of oil? According to the New York Times, apparently not. But it doesn't matter. We're crazy to rely on it for any longer than we absolutely have to.