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Water Sustainability — Shower Power

Water Sustainability — Shower Power

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The author reflects on his own personal experiences with bathing and showering while traveling overseas. He emphasizes how many cultures view water as a precious resource, not something to be wasted. …

Water Sustainability – Post #2

Water Sustainability – Post #2

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The economic, environmental, humanitarian, political and social effects of our attitude and abuse of water are both macro and individual. Moderator James O'Connor invites comments on this important PBS special on water. …

Beacon of Creativity and Artistry

Beacon of Creativity and Artistry

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The more I travel, the more I see the potential in all the people and places that I visit. The arts and crafts and musical and theatrical traditions that are being kept alive in many villages and cities around the world are a testament to the resiliency of the…

Textiles: Formal and Informal Sectors

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A short video on the textiles sector and its importance both for the global economy and for the informal workers in the developing world seeking to make a living making hand-made handicrafts.

Water Sustainability

Water Sustainability

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Within all the global issues we face today—economic, environmental, humanitarian, political and social—water permeates each of these in a very significant way. In developed cultures around the world, these major concerns are noticed (or ignored) by the individual-- certainly commented upon.…

Obama and the Nobel Prize

Obama and the Nobel Prize

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Twitter is abuzz with those that are against the award of the Noble prize to President Obama, and those that are happy and supportive. Take this poll and let us know what you think!…

Is the US Manipulating the Dollar?

Is the US Manipulating the Dollar?

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The US continues to print money which devalues each dollar in circulation. World money traders think the US is doing this deliberately, and market forces are driving the dollar down weekly. Traders in China, Japan, France and Russia are responding. They are making plans to dump their dollars for a…

The Real Competitive Advantage

The Real Competitive Advantage

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Business theories are often formulated to justify an underlying objective stemming from a perception of the firm’s competitive advantage . And, with the increasing influence of business interests on the formulation and execution of public policy there is a tendency to avoid deep analysis that might reveal a lack of…

Love Had Three Different Definitions – Why Not Trade?

Love Had Three Different Definitions – Why Not Trade?

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The word 'love' had three distinctly different definitions in ancient Greece. I'm proposing that we use a similar sort of rigor in defining the use of the term "fair trade" in the model economy. The term is being used interchangeably in several different unrelated contexts. …

Single Parenting in the Global Economy

Single Parenting in the Global Economy

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Women make many choices that are alien to most men. Children are just one of many such choices. Women tend to approach life itself very differently from men. This is all hard wired into our biological, evolutionary base. Men will be more focused on career and making money as a…

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