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When Women Do Well, Everyone Does Better

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Madeleine M. Kunin

Today, we have the evidence to demonstrate that there is a direct link between gender equality and economic growth.

Campesino Turned Entrepreneur: Julio Ibarrola

Larry Coben | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Larry Coben

Julio was born and lived his entire life in San Jose de Moro, Peru, site of a famed Moche cemetery and ritual center. Until 2011, Julio was a part-time day laborer in town, working for under ten dollars a day when jobs were available.

We Must Bridge the Rural Digital Divide in America

Diane Russell | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Diane Russell

The policy question is not, "Is broadband working in America?" It clearly is. The real challenge is to make sure that the remaining Americans who are not on the fast lane of the Internet get on it as quickly as possible.

Chávez's Death, Like His Life, Shows the World's Divisions

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The unprecedented worldwide response to the death of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and especially in the Western Hemisphere, has brought into stark relief the "multi-polar" world that Chávez fought for.

It's Not About a Test, It's About the Adult Learner

Randy Trask | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Randy Trask

This isn't about having a choice of providers, but rather a choice about the future of adult education and preparing adults to earn family sustaining wages.

Girls' Education: A Potent Anti-Poverty Vaccine

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Girls' education is among the most potent anti-poverty vaccines. On International Women's Day, here is a quick look at three reasons why.

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage

Larry Coben | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Larry Coben

Returning stolen objects does not save archaeological sites, creating jobs does. Especially the right kind of jobs.

Stimulating Entrepreneurism Immediately After Graduation: A Modest, Scalable Proposal

Chris Maples | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Chris Maples

Fronting the money to incentivize local entrepreneurism by removal of short-term loan-repayment fear could pay tremendous dividends locally.

If We Don't Push, Nothing Happens

Jason Lorimer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

Our future city relies on dreamers who find inspiration in the possibility of really being able to affect peoples' lives. Our community's anchor organizations need to cultivate these folks. We need leaders of all cultures and across generations to unify.

New Orleans Considers Tearing Down Claiborne Expressway

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 25, 2013 edition.) New Orleans officials hope to move residents toward a consensus ...

Cleveland Start-Up Seeing Green

Economic and Community Development Institute | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Economic and Community Development Institute

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Nothing exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurs like a community cooperative project designed to employ more than 25 employee-owners within the first year. This is just what one Cleveland, Ohio based company has undertaken

The Era of Giant Chain Stores Is Over -- And They've Ruined America

James Howard Kunstler | Posted 04.21.2013 | Small Business
James Howard Kunstler

The unintended consequence of the giant chain stores' victories was the total destruction of local economic networks, that is, Main Streets and downtowns, in effect destroying many of their own livelihoods. We can get that all back, but it won't be a bargain.

Maryland: Leading the Way in Cyber

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There is an adage in business that says that you should only compete when you have a competitive advantage. When it comes to cybersecurity, Maryland has a whole host of competitive advantages.

Your Start-Up Life with the Woman Who Remade New York

Rana Florida | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Your Start-Up Life is a business advice column by Rana Florida, Author of Upgrade (McGraw-Hill, September 2013) and CEO of the Creative Class Group. ...

Finding Common Ground: A Plea to Black America

Ryan Mack | Posted 04.15.2013 | Black Voices
Ryan Mack

While we don't always agree, I continue to respect his work as well as the work of Mr. Tavis Smiley. Does the fact that I do not agree with him mean that I must now demonize his efforts?

The Secret to Building Strong Urban Businesses

Interise | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBy combining resilience and entrepreneurship, even the most disadvantaged communities in the United States can lift themselves out of poverty and distress.

Organizing for a New Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe Alliance to Develop Power has created an innovative model for transformation based on the idea that a sustainable economy works when people have power over decisions that affect their lives.

Myanmar: Cautionary Tales for a Country on the Move

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Stephen P. Groff

After decades of isolation, Myanmar has an extraordinary amount of work to do on every imaginable front. Can a nation once intentionally isolated from the world be rebuilt from the outside in?

Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy

Interise | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe difference between e200 and other private sector offerings that I attended is that the course was REAL WORLD and not just classes where you learn terms to take a test and then forget.

Why Do the Poor Complain So Little?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Do better-informed poor people demand better government? The evidence is mixed. New research shows widely different results across countries and across services.

Opportunity in the Middle East?

David Weiss | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
David Weiss

At a time when the perceived turmoil in the Middle East is so easily seen as a disincentive to invest, the smart money must recognize the opportunity before us of a region hungry to build a better future.

Company Thrives on Empowering Employees

Interise | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact

Humtown has only begin to scratch the surface of the possibilities, but knows that success lies in drilling the most valuable asset of any company -- the employee.

Entrepreneurs Live the American Dream Every Day

Interise | Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhere some may see a difference, I see a perspective, an opportunity to learn. Where others may give up because of a lack of resources, I see motivation. Why?

Stimulating New York's Economy

Anthony Figliola | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York
Anthony Figliola

For many years New York state had a reputation of being openly hostile to business. Thinking outside of the box was not in the government handbook. The business culture is beginning to change under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

John Celock

Gov. Remains 'Really Excited' About Culture-Change Push | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Halfway through his term as chairman of the National Governors Association, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) remains "really excited" about...