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Thanks largely to the Internet, long-standing monopolies and power imbalances are being challenged as more people from more regions of the world connect, collaborate, and compete on the global stage.
In a memorial service held in Tucson, Arizona for victims of the recent tragedy, President Obama called on Americans to "sharpen our instincts for empathy" so that we can become a more civil people. The President's call for a more empathic culture and civil society raises the troubling question of "What has gone so terribly wrong with America?" Why are we becoming more aggressive, violent, self-interested and intolerant as a society?
The celebration of Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday doesn't come until early March, but the devotions have been going on for years. For conservatives, Reagan is the lodestar, the genial demigod to whom all must avow fealty. In a Time cover story , Michael Scherer and Michael Duffy suggest that Obama considers Reagan "The Role Model."
The Web is humming with stories and discussion from the aftermath of President Obama's response to questions about drug legalization during last Thursday's YouTube forum. While his words this time around are a bit more encouraging than previous signals from the administration, I would strongly suggest that we all, including the president, cut through the platitudes and get to the truth about marijuana prohibition. If, as the president suggests, it is time for a "serious debate" about legalization, let's get to it, starting with a few questions that beg for truth:
Just like the Internet lowers transaction costs in the economy leading to networked models of innovation and wealth creation, one effect of the digital revolution on society is to lower the transaction costs of dissent and insurrection. Over the last year, many have questioned just how important social media are in helping activists achieve social change.
Essays - Spring 2007
Each of us, in every action we take, in every purchasing decision we make, engages a chain of events (actually, a supply chain of events) that generate a series of unintended as well as intended effects. Climate change -- the consequence of greenhouse gases emitted, as a result of energy use, materials choice and other factors -- is something we can each affect, in small and hopefully large ways as well.
Sauder School of Business | Faculty - Divisions - Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR)Division Chair Marc-David Seidel The OBHR Division focuses on many aspects of the employment relationship, including the culture of organizations, managing organizational change, the roles and skills of managers, the development of human resources, labour-management relations, and international human resource management.
Medical marijuana doctors will require your previous medical records in order to recommend medical marijuana for any condition. The optional State Medical Marijuana Identification Card is valid for one year, so you'll need to visit your medical marijuana doctor again before your card expires.
Project Reason is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. Drawing on the talents of the most prominent and creative thinkers across a wide range of disciplines, Project Reason seeks to encourage critical thinking and wise public policy through a variety of interrelated projects.
Self-change is tough, but it's not impossible, nor does it have to be traumatic , according to change expert Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. Here, he lays out the 10 principles he deems necessary for successful change. My mother died on Christmas day of a massive heart attack.
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Powersmiths is committed to helping to build a sustainable future by supplying products and services that increase the efficiency and reliability of electrical distribution systems in buildings.
Adam Piore today profiles Tom Arnold of TerraPass , a for-profit company selling carbon offsets to guilty gas-guzzling liberals.