Syria Emerges

November 30, 2009

In August of last year, I wrote a post entitled The Politics and Economics of Peace for Syria. In that … Continued

Hope, Infrastructure, and the Future

November 27, 2009

Hope is an interesting topic. Samuel Smiles (a good name for someone filled with hope) once said, "Hope is the … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2009

Whether you're religious or not, it's good to celebrate a season in which we can offer thanks — be it … Continued

Networks and Social Responsibility

November 25, 2009

Yesterday's post [The Latest Views on Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy] discussed some of the changes that are occurring in … Continued

The Latest Views on Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy

November 24, 2009

In a recent special report, the Wall Street Journal discussed the changing face of philanthropy, including corporate social responsibility. The … Continued

Innovation and the Military

November 23, 2009

A common theme in many Hollywood scripts is that the military is only interested in science and technology because they … Continued

Development and Stability

November 20, 2009

A recent study completed by the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University seems to cast doubt about the strategy of securing … Continued

The Forests and the Trees

November 19, 2009

The seemingly endless debates about global warming normally focus on how human activity releases harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. … Continued

Education and Employment

November 18, 2009

Just over a year ago, while President Obama was running for office, he gave a major economic speech in Toledo, … Continued

Profiting From Following the Rules

November 17, 2009

When I first started Enterra Solutions, I thought the business would primarily focus on helping companies comply with a growing … Continued

Profits and Idealism

November 16, 2009

I have written a number of posts about social entrepreneurism (see, for example, The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur, Venture … Continued

The Future of the Internet

November 13, 2009

The Internet has now been around for 40 years and a lot of people believe it needs a facelift. Some … Continued

Maritime Transportation and Global Economic Health

November 12, 2009

News about recovery from the current recession remains mixed. Emerging market countries seem to be recovering more quickly than developed … Continued

Hope for Kirkuk?

November 11, 2009

In several past posts, I have discussed the thorny situation surrounding Kirkuk and its environs (see, for example, my post … Continued

Character and Cleanliness

November 10, 2009

The world spends billions of dollars annually to maintain armies and police forces whose primary purpose is to keep people's … Continued

Smart Grids Take a Step Forward in the U.S.

November 9, 2009

In late October, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Government would provide $3.4 billion in grants to improve the … Continued

Mobile Phones and Development

November 6, 2009

I have written a number of posts about how mobile phones have changed life in developing countries (see, for example, … Continued

In Praise of Optimism

November 5, 2009

In numerous posts about development and entrepreneurism, I have written about the optimistic nature of entrepreneurs. The Lebanese-born, American writer … Continued

Eating and the Environment

November 4, 2009

I thought that a good way to end the current series of posts about food security was to provide readers … Continued

The Gherkin and the Olive Tree

November 3, 2009

This the fifth post in a series about food security. In the previous posts, I've noted that both international agricultural … Continued

Feeding the World While Watching the Environment

November 2, 2009

This is the fourth blog in a series of posts about agriculture and food security. In the first post of … Continued