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Opening Job Opportunities For People With Criminal Records

Ban the Box

As the prison reform movement picks up with changes in federal sentencing guidelines, more ex-offenders will transition to their communities looking for a job. Ban-The-Box is the best grassroots model today. Read More »

4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Blog Even If You Don’t Have a Website Now

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Blogs influence buying decisions and allow you to establish yourself as an expert, which can lead to a wider network of professional resources and can make it easier for customers and potential customers to give you valuable feedback on your product or service offerings. Read More »

Obama Was Right: Learning a Trade May Be a Better Path for Many

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Whether you agree with the President on other matters, on this one issue, he was speaking an inarguable truth: skilled trades are careers worth considering. Read More »

Asia’s Path to Clean Energy

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Asian nations are slowly but surely adopting renewable energy sources, but for at least the next couple of decades, there's simply no way for renewable energy initiatives to keep up with the booming population. Read More »

Why is the Beach Covered with Dead Birds?

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When will our long night of global corporate greed and killing finally fade away into the light? Read More »

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

Trojan Horse

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 »