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September 2019

Transportation Safety Head: It’s Time to Lower the Legal BAC Limit to .05%

My agency, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), investigates accidents and issues recommendations, which, if acted upon, save lives, prevent injuries, and preserve property. Lowering the threshold for drunk driving from .08% blood alcohol content (BAC) to .05% would accomplish… Continue Reading →

The USMCA Could Spur Medical Breakthroughs. Here’s How

“For God’s sake, Tommy, whatever you do, find a cure.” That was my brother Eddie’s final request before he died of pancreatic cancer. The disease has also taken my brother Artie and my best friend Ervin. It kills roughly 45,000… Continue Reading →

Gardening with Kids: Life Lessons from the Garden

(As it turns out, there are more Life Lessons in this post about gardening with kids than I planned. So, I split it into 2 parts. This is Part 1 – The first 4  Life Lessons from the Garden.) Papa… Continue Reading →

Diversity and Inclusion Is Meaningless If People With Intellectual Disabilities Are Left Out

Diversity and inclusion: a concept that has been a divisive one in corporate America since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Some companies view diversity and inclusion as a… Continue Reading →

How We Can Make Public Housing Safe From Sexual Harassment

For most people, home is where we feel the safest. It’s where we plan our future, entertain family and friends, raise our kids, and retreat to at the end of a stressful day. But for individuals who experience sexual harassment… Continue Reading →

5 Ways Companies Can Show Their Commitment to Improving the World

This past August, a group of 181 CEOs from America’s most influential companies provided a new answer to a very old question: What, exactly, is a corporation for? Maximizing shareholder wealth—an idea promoted by the late economist Milton Friedman—had been… Continue Reading →

Latin America Is a Growing Tech Hub. But It Needs to Invest in Its Talent

The tech scene has grown dramatically in major Latin American markets over the past few years. Places like Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, and Mexico City have become major hubs for tech entrepreneurship. And as Latin Americans become more digital—55%… Continue Reading →

To Protect Against Cyber Attacks, Companies Need to Address Data Manipulation. Here’s How

In 2017, Konrads Voits hacked the IT system of the Washtenaw County Jail in Michigan. A friend was serving a sentence there, so Voits digitally altered the county’s electronic prison records to accelerate his scheduled release date. Fortunately, jail staff… Continue Reading →

Opportunity Zones Aren’t a Gimmick—They’re a Legitimate Investment Option

Doing good while also doing well has long been a challenge for investors who rightly pursue profitable investments, but also want to improve the world they live in. Opportunity Zones, created by President Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,… Continue Reading →

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