Creating a Game Plan for the Transition to a Sustainable US Economy

“The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.” -President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address, January 2009 We were giddy with hope...

10 Things I’ve Learned

10 Things I’ve Learned About What It Takes to Build a Revolutionary Responsible Company 1 ) The only real brand of responsibility is holistic and systemic—not compartmentalized. CR only works when it is strategic not programmatic and driven from both the top down and the bottom up. It balances concerns about justice and equity with efforts to enhance...

The 30 Year War on Middle Class America

In the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, the American economy experienced long periods of prosperity, in which GDP growth performed quite well. At the same time, inequality rose rapidly. Yet rather than seeking to correct the inequality through redistributive policies, American governments steadily redistributed less and less. They cut capital-gains taxes and the top...

Happy Holidays, America

“Exuberance made a comeback this year at Josh Koplewicz’s annual Halloween party. More than 1,000 people packed into a 6,000-square-foot space at the Good Units night club in Manhattan, a substantially larger crowd than in the last several years. The open bar was sponsored by Russian Standard vodka, and Mr. Koplewicz, an investment analyst at Goldman Sachs,...