Posts Tagged: intellectual

Chamber of Commerce Among Groups Seeking Role in Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

The latest round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has attracted lobbyists from multinational corporations and trade groups looking to shape the pact’s language, The Washington Post reported Monday. Catherine Ho writes at least 185 enterprises and industry coalitions have lobbied on the agreement, which seeks to ease trade barriers and open market… Read more »

Encouraging unique (and non-partisan) government innovation in arts and culture

When people talk about government innovation the discussion tends to revolve around new projects, new buildings and new technologies that the public sector either should be creating or should be directly investing in. But one of the most potentially breakthrough innovations that our government could do to be a Gov 2.0 leader in arts and… Read more »

How do we harvest the most utility from our intellectual capital?

I try to understand things from the perspective of an alien scientist studying our planet. It just seems so bizarrely ironic that our greatest fear seems to be exploitation from someone else and how it shapes everything about us. It’s obvious why this is the case–we’re best described as creatures designed to outwit and exploit… Read more »

John Stuart Mill: Rolling in his Grave

As cries of “socialist!” and “terrorist!” fly, I am once again amazed at how low we have sunk in our national dialogue. I mean really: our economy’s a mess, we’re stuck in a war we can’t win, people don’t have adequate health care, and our schools suck. But all we can do is name call?… Read more »