The speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic has completely upended and shut down ordinary life in America is both stunning and terrifying.
There are those who believe that corporations have but one purpose—to maximize profits. There are those who believe that business must be a force for good, using free-market principles primarily to serve people and the planet—also known as social enterprise.
I spend a lot thinking about whether or not for profit entities can be relied upon to be forces for social good, if they can be at all (see my post on impact investing, for instance). Thus Nike’s recent decision […]
Imagine I told you that by switching your money from one investment vehicle to another—with the click of a button!—you could not only earn the same return on your investment with the same level of risk as before, but also […]
Throughout my adult life I have, time and again, tried to answer the following question: how much could I accomplish, how much could I experience, were I to not waste so much time and instead discipline and channel my energy […]
This is a prose-poem I wrote when I was in my early 20s (around 2005) after seeing the masterpiece documentary, Hoop Dreams: O me, o you, o world! I just watched a documentary called Hoop Dreams, and I watched the squalor, […]
Almost any debate about the need for improvements to America’s public education system, k-12 as well as community college and university, will include a comment along the lines of, “We need to do a better job of preparing our young […]
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities becomes irrelevant. Wherever men or women are […]
I have really exciting news: Bianca just got her PhD (!!!) and a fantastic job in Cambridge (!!!). Given that her commute from Providence would take about two-and-a-half hours each way, we decided that it would make sense to buy […]