Transparency: What Is a Trade Deficit?
As governments around the world continue to react to the economic downturn, some people are warning against trade protectionism (i.e., imposing taxes and tariffs to make importing goods into a country more difficult). Indeed, the first draft of the stimulus bill had a "Buy American" provision that would..
Transparency: Where Does Your Water Come From?
The state of California recently declared an emergency due to drought, and the water supplies in many American cities are at dangerously low levels. This is partially because our largest metropolises have far out-stripped their fresh water sources, forcing them to import water from lakes, reservoirs,..
Where Does the Internet Come From?
Last year, important internet cables connecting Europe to Asia were mysteriously severed, resulting in days of outages for millions of internet users. It was a stark reminder that, no matter how instantaneously our information seems to travel, it is, in fact, moving through cables on the bottom of the..
Jealous of your friend who gets massages at work? Yeah, we are too. Turns out that was just the beginning. As the business world races to merge the lost luxuries of the dotcom boom with the responsibilities of the sustainability era, we construct the ideal workplace.View Perfect, Inc..
GOOD Business: Comet Skateboards
Moving to a new town can be pretty hard. But if, like Comet Skateboards, one of the founding principles of your company is community engagement, making new friends is easy. Less than a year after relocating from Oakland, California to Ithaca, New York, Comet has settled right into this vibrant community,..