If we don’t save democracy first, we can’t effectively tackle our biggest problems

US Democracy — Frayed, but still standing (for now)



Jeff Bezos, worth $130 billion

Questions

  1. What’s the time frame? Is the $10 billion fund established right away or over time? Will grants go out at the 5% per year minimum required by law of foundations, or go faster? ($500 million per year is not bad, but not $10 billion, and time is short.)
  2. Who decides where the grants go? Does Bezos have a mix of people with…


Nearly 10,000 more people died prematurely in 2018 because of rising air pollution.

See Washington Post article


What the science of climate change is telling us about the future is hard to process. Here’s how I handle it.

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay


Everyone seems to be giving Republicans a pass on keeping their oath of office to the Constitution. Enough already.


Thoughts on a challenging letter to greenies from a prominent think tank


The Market is Doing Fine, but it Did Better Under Obama (and Many Other Presidents)


Teens are leading a mass movement on guns. Don’t write them off. Young people have shown the way before.

Day 2 of the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins, Feb. 2, 1960 (Picture: Jack Moebes / Corbis)


Obsessing over just short-term shareholder value is bad business…and big investors are finally figuring that out

Andrew Winston

Adviser, author, speaker on how businesses can (profitably) solve the world's mega-challenges. Author: The Big Pivot & Green to Gold http://www.andrewwinston.com

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