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Need for Affordable Housing

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his executive budget presentation in New York City on May 7, 2015. During the presentation De Blasio also discussed additional funds for road repairs, reforms at Rikers Island, and public housing. (Julie Jacobson/Getty Images)
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his executive budget presentation in New York City on May 7, 2015. During the presentation De Blasio also discussed additional funds for road repairs, reforms at Rikers Island, and public housing. (Julie Jacobson/Getty Images)

Every morning on our commute either to school or work we would encounter someone asking for change or sleeping on the subway car. We assume...




  • An elderly person looks at cash at home, near Bristol, England, on Feb. 16, 2015. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    The Retirement Roadblock

    We have a retirement roadblock in the United States—people are not saving enough for retirement. This is not a “doomsday prediction.” It is based on... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    With Eye on China, Obama Strengthens Ties With Vietnam

    President Barack Obama had the ambitious goal of laying the foundation for a new stage in bilateral relations with Vietnam while visiting the country for... Read more

  • The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 29, 2013. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    The Case for Limited Government

    It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as president—the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not... Read more

  • Syrian refugee children play at a temporary refugee camp in Irbil, northern Iraq, on Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim)

    World’s First Humanitarian Summit: A ‘Fig-Leaf of Good Intentions’ That Won’t Help the Poorest

    It is April 2016 in a settlement of Syrian refugee tents on the plateau of Bekaa, Lebanon. The winter has been tough; plastic sheeting does... Read more

  • A memorial stone of late Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in St. Istvan Park of Budapest on Aug. 1, 2012, prior to the 100th anniversary of Wallenberg's birthday on Aug. 4. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

    Raoul Wallenberg and Today

    Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat and Canada’s first honorary citizen, is one of the most admired heroes of World War II for saving approximately 50,000 civilian... Read more

  • A memorial to Raoul Wallenberg outside the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on Aug. 16, 2012. (Jonathan Kackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Unique Hero: Raoul Wallenberg

    Usually heroes, particularly lone heroes, are men at arms. Think Leonidas at  Thermopylae. Think Sergeant Alvin York (World War I) or Audie Murphy (World War... Read more

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook at a news conference at IBM Watson headquarters in New York on April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    From Disrupter to Disrupted: Apple Could Be Next

    Tech giant Apple’s share price, that peaked above $132 a year ago, is now around $94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett’s investment... Read more

  • 1000 naira banknotes, Nigeria's currency in Lagos on Jan. 29, 2016. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

    Africa’s Ticking Time Bomb: $35 Billion Worth of Eurobond Debt

    The 2008 economic crisis is the single largest factor that has driven developing countries to seek alternative sources of financing for social and developmental infrastructure... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande (unseen) in New Delhi on Jan. 25, 2016. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian State Elections Give Modi a Boost—but the Country Is Fracturing

    On the face of it, the results of elections in four important Indian states seem like an endorsement of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and... Read more

  • The American flag flies at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 6, 2009. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)

    America’s Critical Ethical Issues Demand Resolution

    Over the last 20 years, I have addressed issues critical to America in my training initiatives throughout the nation, as well as in extensive published... Read more

  • Standing stones in Avebury, Whiltshire, England. (CC BY)

    They’re Alive! Megalithic Sites Are More Than Just Stone?

    It doesn’t take much to stimulate the human body’s electro-magnetic circuitry; a small change in the local environment is enough.  People who visit ancient temples... Read more

  • A seismogram at the earthquake center in Freiburg, southern Germany, on March 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Winfried Rothermel)

    The San Andreas Fault Is About to Crack—Here’s What Will Happen When It Does

    The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every... Read more

  • Millennials at work just want to be treated as professionals. (Rowan Farrell/ITU/Flickr, CC BY)

    Millennials at Work Don’t See Themselves as Millennials

    Reading the headlines on Gen Y, Gen X, and millennials it’s clear many people believe distinct generational categories exist, that there are very real differences... Read more

  • Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed addresses the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly, at U.N. Headquarters, in New York City, on Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Bangladesh’s Accommodation of Extremism Spells Danger for the Region

    BLOOMINGTON—A specter is haunting Bangladesh—the specter of unbridled, violent religious extremism with attacks on intellectuals, journalists, bloggers, and religious minorities. The Islamic State and other... Read more

  • A sign supporting Medicare is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2015, as registered nurses and other community leaders celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double in 2015, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That’s raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether or not they have the liver-wasting viral disease. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    America Marches Blindly Toward Single-Payer

    Hillary Clinton just dipped her toe a little bit further into the waters of single-payer health care, prodded by her competitor for the Democratic presidential... Read more

  • 30mg capsules of Vyvanse. (Sardaukar Blackfang/Wikipedia, Public Domain)

    Is Your Overeating a Psychiatric Disorder? Big Pharma Hopes So

    More than two-thirds of U.S. adults are now overweight and it is fair to say that almost all of them overeat. Now pharma marketers have... Read more


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