Far underneath America's major cities, a crisis is brewing. I speak not of earthquakes or volcanoes, but of sewers and water mains.
The digital age has been a boon for innovators and entrepreneurs. In a difficult economy, the small business heroes, inventors and pioneers who keep the American private sector at the head of the international pack are finding ways to do more for less, and the Internet is helping it happen.
Holiday jingles are advertising the latest tools and gadgets promising light-speed access to the digital world. The season offers businesses a chance to garner consumer dollars, a much needed shot of capital in a struggling economy.
A recent study by Giovanni Peri, an economist at the University of California-Davis, found that immigration has no effect on poverty rates and in fact has increased employment among native-born Americans from 2000-2009:
The Aspen Institute is known for asking what I like to call "killer questions." Since Aspen is in the business of ideas, they know that questions have a way of focusing the mind on what we know and don't know, spurring on that tumbling, teaming process of