The polarized and partisan narrative of "you can kill the economy or you can kill people" has Americans caught in the grip of fear, and it is paralyzing us.
America and China accounted for half of global GDP growth last year. To stay strong, they must work more closely together. America, still the global leader, needs to take charge.
Remember the ownership society? President George W. Bush championed the concept when he was running for re-election in 2004, envisioning a world in which every American family owned a house and a stock portfolio, and government stayed out of the way of the American Dream.These families were, of course, conservative, or at a minimum traditional and nuclear, consisting of a heterosexual married couple and at least two kids living in a stand-alone home with a yard, a car or two and a multimedia...
Any company with an extensive supply chain has to reduce its carbon footprint. In an era of high oil prices, doing good now means doing well at the same time.
For any company with a supply chain, if they want to continue being profitable, they have to reduce their carbon footprint.
American culture at the end of 2002 is adrift. As quickly as the New Economy rose, it fell, leaving America rudderless once again. In the 1970s, after the seeming failure of big government to improve people's lives, it took several years for the free-market ethos of the 1980s to assert itself.
Islam may be one of the world's most important religions, but in the West, at least, it has an image problem. Hizbullah in Lebanon, Hamas in the West Bank, fundamentalist violence in Indonesia, the "mullocracy" of Iran, all are seen as representative of the rage that is Islam.