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Here are a few responses from readers who want to alert you to their information relevant to posts on SP3.  I do not sponsor these sites. Dan Bank Rate put together this resource to provide useful information on what prospective homeowners should expect if they’re planning to move to the suburbs or into the city in the near future.…

This is Exactly the Time: Consider Climate Change and Other Environmental Challenges

We cannot ignore the current situation with economic and health issues dominating our world. GreenBiz, an environmental advocacy organization, brought this information to my attention.  A quote in a Bloomberg article about sustainability and the U.S. economic crisis caught my attention. The quote came from Ted Nordhaus, co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute, a research group, whose self-described…

2020 Could be a Unique Time for Environmental Sustainability

2020 came quickly for most people and it marks more than just the beginning of a new decade. Did you know that many policy designers set 2020 as the year during which many environmental and social targets would be achieved?  Green Power is growing, as well. Germany’s second most popular party is the Green Party, founded in…

What Do We Owe The Future?

Elijah Cummings, Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, from Baltimore’s 7th District, died October 17, 2019. Many people in our country from various political points of view recognize his civil rights advocacy and senior statesman status.  Cummings has an answer to our question about what we owe the future: “Our children are the living messages…

Thinking Differently About Upward Mobility and Environmental Sustainability

I’ve been having fun reading and imagining new approaches to upward mobility, environmental sustainability, and living the good life! All issues that have occupied my mind these last years. Here, I offer some of those ruminations (in a different type of blog from my previous ones). As you read this list, think of books and other materials…

Justice, Injustice and Human Decency

Adam SmithVernon Smith is a professor at Chapman University and the 2002 Nobel laurate in economics for his work in experimental economics.  He shared the prize with Daniel Kahneman, the better known among wider audiences, and who wrote Thinking Fast and Slow.  One of Vernon’s Smith’s expertise regards Adam Smith’s writings.  Vernon Smith wrote an…

We Can Do Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing is core to upward mobility. It is fundamental to a healthy community that has family stability, thriving diversity, and a region that attracts rather than repels people. It is a glue that keeps people here, engaged, and thriving. Charlotte, North Carolina: A little over a year ago, Foundation For The Carolinas issued a challenge…

Upward Mobility Solutions Include Financial Returns

Upward mobility is a critical issue across the country.  The previous newsletter addressed the work by Raj Chetty and how the lack of upward mobility is being experienced across the country. If we step back, we see all sorts of challenges that can be addressed and which impact upward mobility. One source of information is from…

Upward Mobility Continues to be a Challenge

The lack of upward mobility is a critical social issue. Contemporary information shows that a person’s health is often more about his or her zip code in addition to their genetic code. Geographic location matters, social capital matters, and institutionalized racism matters. The Fading American Dream: Trends in Absolute Income Mobility since 1940. David Grusky, Maximilian…

Graduation – Now What?

On August 16, 2017, I gave graduation advice to an MBA class receiving their diplomas that summer. I think it is time again to address the graduation classes that are passing a significant life milestone. As you know, we are in a very different place from August 2016. I join the many others who are…

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  • Unforced Variations: Jun 2021
    This month’s open thread for climate science. Start of the meteorological summer, official hurricane season (outlook), the final stretches of the IPCC AR6 review process and a rare conjunction of Father’s Day and the summer solstice. Please stay on topic. The post Unforced Variations: Jun 2021 first appeared on RealClimate.

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