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HERO in Honduras: Short Film

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The non-profit Humanitarian Efforts Reaching Out (HERO) is an organization, based in Northern Arizona, that is providing medical care through outreach missions in several places in the world. Two missions to Honduras, in Central America, were conducted in 2008 and 2009. A group of four are leaving again in June, 2010. This is a short film about the work they are doing and the challenges they face getting medical care to villagers in remote areas of Honduras.

Book Ends to the Financial Crisis of 2008

Book Ends to the Financial Crisis of 2008

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The fall of the Berlin Wall provides a useful starting point for examining the public policies and private and corporate actions that led to the fall of the U.S. sub-prime mortgage market. These two events are like book-ends to a chapter in history that will entice historians for centuries.…

Thailand’s Hill Tribe People: Short Video

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This is a short video on the history of the Hill Tribe people in Northern Thailand. It introduces two important Fair Trade organizations that are marketing the products of these people: Thai Tribal Craft, based in Chiang Mai (http://www.ttcrafts.co.th/) and Thai Craft, based in Bangkok. Music by Vibhas Kendzia.

Second Order Change in Agricultural Sustainability: Bedouins in Israel

Second Order Change in Agricultural Sustainability: Bedouins in Israel

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A new model sustainability project has been launched in the desert east of the Dead Sea. It is a close collaboration between both Jewish and Arab communities in an effort to demonstrate cooperative efforts in agricultural and renewable resource management. …

Open Source Society

Open Source Society

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How is the open source paradigm changing world politics? Lessons from the Iranian election uprising.…

Book Review: New Silk Road

Book Review: New Silk Road

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A thoroughly wired, multi-lingual economist who plays the role of participant observer he offers subtle insights into why this global power shift is taking place and how the West can best prepare for the diminution of influence that will inevitably come as a result of this shift. …

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