We're Getting Richer From Editorial Team of The Intelligent Optimist, www.theoptimist.com Think about it: These days, most poor families in the West have phones, TVs, washing machines and... read more
Several US House democrats have brought the "Green Bank Act of 2014" to Congress, in an effort to lower the price of clean energy nationwide. Based on an already effective model in Connecticut,... read more
Ever have those days where the time just flies?  We wake up and before we know it the sun has set and we ask ourselves where the day went.  Most likely you had an action packed day but... read more
Plastic Bank monetizes all the plastic garbage that's floating in the ocean. By Nathan Hurst,  The Intelligent Optimist You’ve heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—that blob of plastic... read more
In  light of the Supreme Court's ruling this past week (MCCUTCHEON ET AL. v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION) about campaign contributions and allowing much more money to flow into the federal... read more
Creating a community for your customers around your brand can save a lot of money. By Dewi Gigengack/The Intelligent Optimist The management at the British company Standing on Giants knows... read more
If you're reading this on a computer or tablet or smartphone...chances are pretty good your number just went up. Did you enjoy a salad or fruit for lunch? I bet that accounts for some. TVs,... read more
Donations to a California nonprofit don't just fund one solar power installation, but circulate from one project to the next.  by Corey Hill Solar energy doesn't spill or pollute,... read more
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