For many thousands of years, most of life was a mystery. Still today it can feel pretty mysterious walking on an unlit country road. We created many (many, many) stories to account for the things we didn't understand.
Given the current and future demographics of the U.S., Democrats and Republicans have to expand their networks, not just to more diverse communities but also down the ballot. to local and state races where the pipeline to Congress begins.
We still have enormous hills to climb in changing mindsets, improving enabling environments and correcting market failures. But I think it's worth pausing for a moment and taking stock of the global trends.
"Out of sight, out of mind" has played a huge role in how we've gotten into the environmental mess we're in now. We don't live in that world anymore. We can see our brothers and sisters across the globe. We can distribute necessary things far and wide.
On March 7, Sally Jewell, the president and chief executive officer of REI, appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at her confirmation hearing for secretary of the Interior Department. Here's a look at Jewell's thoughts on climate and related issues.
The proponents of safe havens and Baby Boxes most effectively answer criticism by saying their approach is worthwhile even if it saves just one baby's life. I have an alternative suggestion: Let's aim higher.
At first glance, it may seem that microfinance and the Sharing Economy have little in common. However, this first impression is incomplete. Further investigation reveals a multitude of similarities key lessons that collaborative consumption could learn from microfinance.
Making policy based on high-profile events is a surefire way to overreact and make inefficient and, worse, ineffective policy. A high-profile event is good time find out where a shortcoming of a policy might reside, but a high-profile event is not necessarily what policy should target.
Through all the dark shadows that Russia has cast with its ban on adoptions by Americans -- on the affected girls and boys, on the U.S. citizens seeking to become their parents and on the process of international adoption itself -- a thin glimmer of light is struggling to emerge.
It is time to rationalize both the financing and delivery of services to meet the needs of today's aging American population that will live longer and with more functional limitations, but who want to spend these years living to their fullest without being treated like patients.
The West should do three things right away. First, we should eliminate anonymous shell corporations, so no criminal can hide nefarious actions behind an innocent-sounding Delaware LLC or Cayman Islands trust.
There are different types of gun violence, just like there are different types of diseases. And just like difference types of diseases and illnesses, there are different approaches to reduce gun violence.
Because of the rapid and continuing expansion of coal-fired generation in emerging economies, particularly in China and India, determined policy action will be needed to reverse the trend of the last decade.
Okay, it's past Thanksgiving and the election is long over, but a series of ads I saw on television on election night keep playing in my mind. They were about the virtues of coal. Why would such ads stay with me? Let me explain.