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America Stuck on the Couch

Zack Exley | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Zack Exley

America is stuck on the couch, remote in one hand, bowl of ice cream or beer in the other. I'm not talking about the American people themselves being on their couches. It's our whole economy and society that's stuck on the couch, metaphorically.

30 Million Jobs Tour Heads to College: What's Your Experiment?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 04.23.2012 | College
Dylan Ratigan

I've found myself more enthusiastic than I've been in years as I've shifted my attention from D.C./NYC to cities both burgeoning with ideas and struggling with the excruciating pain that Washington and New York have inflicted on them.

What If the Next Steve Jobs Is Chinese?

Dean Baker | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The United States continues to be at the forefront in innovation, but this likely will not always be the case. It is worth asking whether we should care.

Winning the Future: Eliminating Racial Imbalance in Innovation

Garren Givens | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Garren Givens

As the founder of an Internet startup, I meet entrepreneurs and investors every day. I've met hundreds, yet over the past few years, I have met only a couple of entrepreneurs and investors who are black.

Science Is Rockin' Roll And Technology Is Recession Proof

Will.i.am | Posted 10.06.2011 | Black Voices
Will.i.am

The theory is simple -- if entertainers perform in programs like the Teen Choice Awards, then why can't we do it for our kids who get good grades?

Why Johnny Can't Innovate: The American Economy's Most Surprising Deficit

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.28.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

To get our economy back on track, we need to stop dreaming that innovation is purely a self-financing private-sector game and start paying for the innovation we need. Either that, or we're not going to get the economy we want.

Can America Be Exceptional Again?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We owe it to ourselves to renew American exceptionalism. The attacks from within are serious and threatening. If they succeed, the loss to our souls will be more damaging than to our pride and our pocketbooks.

When It Comes to Innovation, Is America Becoming a Third World Country?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

Once upon a time, the United States was the world's dominant innovator. But now, when it comes to our approach to innovation, we desperately need some innovation. Here are three good places to start.