07/06/2015
Discover how Tyler Norris, Kaiser Permanente's VP of Partnerships' open-minded approach enables bold creative ideas to emerge.
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07/05/2015
This blog is loosely about the best way to spend your time and money.  That is a pretty loaded statement, so let me break it down a bit.  By best way to spend your time and... read more
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06/21/2015
While a few people in the personal finance blogosphere might truly believe that budgets are sexy, most people probably think of budgets as a pain in the ass, and I would tend to agree... read more
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06/07/2015
I bring my lunch to work every day except for the occasional Friday when I go out with my coworkers.  This is pretty hard for me because restaurants are the Achilles heel of my household budget... read more
05/31/2015
by Keith Harrington, YES! Magazine Author and activist Gar Alperovitz calls it a “checkerboard strategy.” In the first piece in a series, we look at the organizations working to transform our... read more
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05/24/2015
How much money could you save by working from home, or to put it differently, how much of a pay cut would you be willing to take to work from home?  Answer: $106,000 over 10 years, over... read more
05/11/2015
Directed by Morgan Spurlock WHAT IS THE ECONOMY? Meet Ugg, Glugg, and Tugg, three enterprising cave men who accidentally invented trade, marketing, and the base elements of the modern market... read more
05/11/2015
DIRECTED BY JON M. CHU WHAT IS THE ECONOMY? A whimsical tale of love, dance, and the economic concept of supply and demand. Bored in class, Jonathan and Kristin are woken up by our friendly... read more
05/11/2015
DIRECTED BY CHRIS HENCHY ​WHAT IS THE ECONOMY? Two economists settle their differences — in the professional wrestling ring. Watch and cheer as Simon Kuznets and M. Joseph Meehan square... read more

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02/08/2014
Life Expectancy as a Barometer of Health and Wealth September 23, 2013 By William Dowling, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco The chart below is an excerpt from a recent... read more
02/01/2014
Did you just buy a sustainable mutual fund? No. The answer is no, because human economies are still so far from real sustainability that even a highly idealized portfolio of our most... read more
01/25/2014
Is this “the most exciting time to be alive in human history”? The economists and scientists interviewed in this film think so, and the reasons are all about the chance to create a more fair and... read more
01/11/2014
The Green Alpha approach to fossil fuels and portfolio construction differs from that of other fund managers and divesting activists. As a top-down, global growth equity manager, our approach is to... read more
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01/04/2014
As recently as my early childhood - I'm in my mid-forties - the ways we communicated in this world were by rotary telephone, pen-on-paper snail mail, and face to face conversation. We knew about... read more
12/22/2013
Okay, the title "The Future Could Not Be Clearer" is a bit of an overstatement. But when it comes to the economy, we don’t need a crystal ball to understand what is coming next. Rarely in history... read more
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11/29/2013
[This post originally ran on 2.20.2013 on the Sierra Club's Blog page.] Today’s post is by fellow green economist Tom Konrad. Tom is a financial analyst, portfolio manager, and freelance... read more
11/29/2013
You are drilling for oil and natural gas, and you probably don’t even know it.  What, you say you’ve never near a drilling rig, and aren’t even sure what one looks like?  You’re still... read more
11/02/2013
I love tulips and had the pleasure of driving from California to Mt Vernon, Washington with my husband to see the tulips bloom in April of this year. The tulip festival has attracted... read more

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