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Wage Economy vs. Employee Ownership

A few years ago, a meeting of global business leaders took place in London, England. Titled the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism, the event focused on addressing a critical flaw in the current application of capitalism: rising inequality in a wage economy.

In the end, the meeting itself did little more than promote discussion; however, it still


Worried About Your Financial Wellness? Time To Study Up On Behavioral Economics

Have you ever wondered why you make certain decisions against your better judgment? Why is it, even when you know what is right, that choosing it is such a challenge? While moral philosophers have debated these questions for centuries, a recent entry into the debate is gaining significant attention: behavioral economics.

First identified in the 1970s,

Cell Phones Driving Progress and Change in Africa

Throughout the developed world, the rise of cell phones as a way to communicate and stay connected has been a potent force in economic and social change. New devices and more connectivity have changed not only the business landscape, but also the way we interact with our friends, families, and relations. While many assume this change has been limited to

Electric cars and the hydrogen economy

Whether the concern is polluted air, greenhouse emissions or dependency on a finite supply of resources, businesses and governments worldwide have begun the search for cleaner, more abundant fuels. In particular, lives are affected by pollution on a regular basis in Salt Lake. The city was ranked as the seventh most polluted in the U.S.

Taking the Hospital to the Patient

When you think of a hospital, what images come to mind? For most, the image of a hospital includes a spacious building with rooms full of complex equipment, beds and medical personnel. While common in the developed world, these familiar sights are largely unseen in the developing world, especially outside of large cities.

Unfortunately, this lack of medical infrastructure is not


Fighting Increasing Healthcare Costs with Reverse Innovation

When you think of the word innovation, what comes to mind? For those in the US and other developed nations, innovation is usually thought of in the context of expensive technology. In the past two decades, high-tech gadgets have changed the way the world views transportation, healthcare, entertainment, and communication. These innovations usually debut at an incredibly high price, touting new


Solar Ear Helps Those with Hearing Losses at Minimal Cost

Globally, approximately 325 million people suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Experts estimate that helping these people comes to a lifetime cost of around $300,000 per person. The cost to society includes more than just dollar cost: it includes the potential isolating impact on entire lives. This isolation can limit professional and educational opportunities


Electric Cars and the Hydrogen Economy

Whether the concern is rooted in polluted air, in greenhouse emissions or in a dependency on a finite supply of resources, businesses and governments worldwide have begun the search for cleaner, more abundant fuels. Words like zero-emission, once only seen in environmental reports, are now entering board room and political discourse as leaders respond to a growing demand for better management of our resources and their associated externalities.



What We Can Learn About Addressing a Need for Wellness Within a Firm from the Meredith Corporation

Across the United States, the need for better financial responsibility is well-documented. On average, Americans spend too much, save too little and experience a great deal of stress over money. This stress negatively impacts family, performance at work, and nearly every other aspect of day-to-day life.

While there is a push for schools to better educate


Scottish Independence: What Now?

On April 18, 1949, bells and celebrations erupted in Ireland. Thirty-three years after the beginning of the Easter Rebellion, the Republic of Ireland Act came into force, severing the last constitutional link to England and the British monarchy. This was followed by the Ireland Act of 1949, in which Britain conceded its former role and