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Economic System

Capitalism 2012: Rewriting the Rules of the Game

Monika Mitchell | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

In the wake of the widening economic inequity in America and around the world, the old rules of capitalism are long past due for a drastic 21st century overhaul.

Will the Commons Become Tragic?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Every man for himself would be a rational approach if men and women were merely economic creatures. But there is also such a thing as moral man, who confronts the necessity of protecting the commons and preventing tragedy brought on by greed.

Staying in One of the Catbird Seats

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

In order to stay in one of the catbird seats of the 21st century, and to protect the democratic components of the world order, the US has to do two things.

Elizabeth Warren and Goliath

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

As Elizabeth Warren, a good Methodist, warns: The banks are trying everything they can think of to kill financial reform. And we must not let them do that.

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...

German History, the Financial Crisis and Democracy in Danger

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

The Germans can provide us with a frightening cautionary example of where we might be headed during this financial crisis. They have been there, they have done that, and it wasn't pretty.

Joe the Intellectual

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

I am a college educated, white collar worker. I live in a major American city and I love my country. Not that empty-headed, flag-waving, drop a tear during the national anthem love.

A Revolution of Attention

Auren Kaplan | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

The top billion of us, of which you are certainly one, have lived for too long in a silo -- a silo of attention. We have focused on quarterly earnings, and consumption, and material desire, at the expense of a forgotten population that is equal to us in that core human way.