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Interview: Obama Appointee John Hope Bryant, Founder of Operation HOPE and Author of ‘How the Poor Can Save Capitalism’

John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE

"America's poor can no longer be defined or stereotyped as inner city minorities living in the ghetto and those in poor rural areas suffering from long-term unemployment." Read More »

A Blueprint For an Innovation-Driven Society

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Innovation is a fundamental cause of economic growth, but it also causes disruption, a nice word for failure and destruction of old industries and value chains. Societies need innovation to thrive, but they also fear its destructive power. Those which manage to strike a balance between the need to harness the full potential of human talent and the need for ... Read More »

Oregon’s Ballot Measure 86: Shock Doctrine Comes as Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Measure 86 is proposing that the government of Oregon change its constitution to allow the state to go into debt to banks. Read More »

Marijuana Goes Mainstream, But Are We Ready?

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It will be interesting to watch how more widespread acceptance and use of marijuana will affect not only state tax revenues but also the mindset of the American public. Read More »

Sneaky Expenses that Bust Household Budgets

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Even a few dollars a day adds up to hundreds – or thousands – over the course of a year. Read More »

Labor Day – Honoring All Kinds of Work

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We never know the story of that person we see performing his or her job, but we should appreciate it nonetheless as a contribution to society. Read More »

SXSW V2V and ZDoggMD: Healthcare Disrupted – You’re Gonna Love It

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Healthcare has long been recognized as the most un-disruptable industry on earth. Until Dr. Zubin Damania came along, that is. Read More »

UNICOR: Prison Sweatshop or Under-Exploited Tool for Rehabilitation?

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Quality vocational training, in-prison work experience, and job opportunities upon release could be so transformative if only there were the vision and leadership to realize the potential. Read More »

Rappers, Congressmen, Comedians Gather at Conference of Climate Change Skeptics

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The Heartland Institute sponsored the 9th International Conference on Climate Change. Read More »

Comparisons Make Everything Look Smaller

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When we compare ourselves to others, the tendency to seek out their faults leads us to examine our own, and we end up doubly dissatisfied. Read More »