It is reasonable to speculate that Dr. King's deep concern about equity would have extended to American higher education. He would have recognized economic disparity as a common root of the challenges facing African-Americans, HBCUs and the American future itself.
To have brought Goldman to the judgment of its citizen peers in a court of law would have been calmingly therapeutic for the nation as a whole. What transpired, however, seemed like a rigged extravaganza.
The thing that I love most about Working In Tennessee is that it really comes across as a family album -- and Merle Haggard tells me that's exactly what he was going for.
World hunger is the focus on Global Family Day. Solutions come from Howard Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's new steward of corporate culture.
Despite conventional wisdom, influence and persuasion are not the same animal.
Feel free to share it with anyone going through tough times and let's hope we won't have to do another version of this next year.
We are at a pivot point. To save the United States as we have known it, we need to put things in the proper balance and perspective. We need to reaffirm our trust in good as well as God.
As 2011 closes, world leaders could surely use a few gifts. Here are five presents that, if delivered, would probably be their all-time best -- regardless of whether they ever found a BB gun under the tree.
Are Fonkoze and Mercy Corps unwittingly helping major stockholders in the reinsurance firm Swiss Re turn Haitian women into Buffett's "girl(s) in the convertible?"
If in the last few years you got out your checkbook or credit card and donated to help rebuild Haiti, rescue Pakistanis from floods or fund a school in Tanzania, your contribution did not make its way into global aid figures.
California is not in crisis; crises are sudden and acute. California is in a chronic, grinding decline and it's providing a window into America's tomorrow.
We must look closely at the policies most responsible for leading us to this economic position. Then, we must make specific proposals for how to change those policies and reverse the current economic trends.
What bothers the right about "big government" should bother us about "supersized philanthropy." The growing power of philanthropists has begun to undercut our democracy and our democratic institutions.
I received this from two of my friends, Josh Roth and Tony Danza. They have in turn forwarded this to many of their friends. This is the simplest id...
While I am not a millionaire and I don't even qualify for the current New York State surcharge on higher income earners, I should be paying more taxes too. Maybe that would clean up some of the economic problems plaguing New York City.
I would suggest that a good anthropologist might help the Rick Scott and his friends -- those who are so angry at Warren Buffett and the "Occupiers" -- understand why so many people finally seem to have had enough.