A Yellow-Brick Road for Immigrant Women

A Yellow-Brick Road for Immigrant Women

The Wizard of Oz was one of my favorite movies as kid growing up in Trinidad. I liked thinking that a magical storm could take you somewhere new, where you could meet fun new friends and even take your pet dog along. Heck, even a new pair of shiny red shoes awaited...
Dining Out? Here’s Some Food for Thought

Dining Out? Here’s Some Food for Thought

Americans now spend more on dining out than on groceries. But while we increasingly seek out organic and fair trade goods at the store, we usually don’t think about the social and environmental impacts of dining out. We should. The last time you ate at a restaurant,...
Is GDP Over?

Is GDP Over?

Crossposted from Inequality.org.  Organizers of October’s fifth OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge, and Policy could barely contain their sense of satisfaction when the three-day event opened in Guadalajara, Mexico. Why all the good cheer? Officials at the...
The Elephant in Rio

The Elephant in Rio

A close friend of mine in Fairfax, Virginia, is expecting her first child. By the time this baby girl turns 60, she’ll live in a world that’s warmer than it’s ever been since humans began walking the Earth 2.5 million years ago, according to a new...
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