Don’t Give Up On The U.S.

Appearing in: Forbes.com If the U.S. were a stock, it would be trading at historic lows. The budget deficit is out of control, the economy is anemic and the political […]

The Green Movement’s People Problem

Appearing in: Forbes.com The once unstoppable green machine lost its mojo at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. After all its laboring and cajoling, the movement at the end resembled […]

Nurturing Employment Recovery

Appearing in: Forbes.com President Obama’s quick exit from Oslo and late arrival in Copenhagen suggest he’s finally ready to shift focus from Nordic adulation and fighting climate change and diplomacy […]

Is Obama Separating from His Scandinavian Muse?

Appearing in: Politico.com Barack Obama may be our first African-American president, but he’s first got to stop finding his muse in Scandinavia. With his speech for the Nobel, perhaps he’s […]

Capping Emissions, Trading On The Future

Whatever the results of the Copenhagen conference on climate change, one thing is for sure: Draconian reductions on carbon emissions will be tacitly accepted by the most developed economies and […]

The World’s Smartest Cities

Appearing in: Forbes.com In today’s parlance a “smart” city often refers to a place with a “green” sustainable agenda. Yet this narrow definition of intelligence ignores many other factors–notably upward […]

It’s A Mall World After All

Appearing in: Forbes.com If Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants a taste of home during his visit to Washington this week, he might consider a trip to McLean, Va., home […]

Boomer Economy Stunting Growth in Northern California

Appearing in: Forbes.com The road north across the Golden Gate leads to some of the prettiest counties in North America. Yet behind the lovely rolling hills, wineries, ranches and picturesque […]

Obama Can Still Save His Presidency

Appearing in: Forbes.com A good friend of mine, a Democratic mayor here in California, describes the Obama administration as “Moveon.org run by the Chicago machine.” This combination may have been […]

Blue State Exodus

Appearing in: Forbes.com For the past decade a large coterie of pundits, prognosticators and their media camp followers have insisted that growth in America would be concentrated in places hip […]