On Entropy: The Shifting World

As children, sometimes the most asinine things earn our attention.  At least in the old days they did, back when children played with toys that didn’t talk back or require a lithium battery to operate. One of those old affects was the proverbial spinning top. An awkward space-ship looking toy that, with the right torque…

Saving the Dollar: Shifting Priorities in a Dying Monetary System.

It looks like China has beat the U.S. to the punch once again, devaluing its currency to just above its customary 7:1 ratio. The move is key in the equilibrium of the money ratios that determine the costs of goods and services. It is key to view the developments with the understanding that U.S. talks…

Giving Good: Solution-Based Giving in the Information Age

In 2017 Charity Navigator produced a report that indicated that giving was on the rise.  Over 400 billion dollars were given to charity in that year alone.  However, most people are unaware that most charitable donations in the US goes toward places of worship.   While such giving is admirable, perhaps funds might be better spent…

EdCheck: The Value of a College Education

Every year millions of youth around the world graduate from college or matriculate to an institution of higher learning. According to the NCES figures, there are close to 8000 universities and institutions of higher learning in the US, we can guess that number goes up decidedly throughout the world. However, the value of that education…

Grad Nation: 3 Tips for College Grads

In part one of our two-part series on graduation, we learned a few key things students matriculating to higher education should keep in mind during graduation.  According to the National Center for education Statistic, public institutions had the highest graduation rates of public, private an for-profit institutions (accept in cases where the for-profit institution had…

Grad Nation: 5 Tips for the Class of 2018 (High School Edition)

The United States high school graduation rate reached an all time high of 83% in 2014/2015 school year and in 2016.  Many credit the surge in highly targeted US social programs and initiatives aimed at improving graduation among low-income and underserved students.  In a little more than a year, U.S. graduation rates fell 10 percent…

EdTech to Bolster Educational Achievement in Guatemala, Developing Economies

Guatemala recently rolled out a new education program launched by its Ministry of Education which allows Guatemalans from ages 13 to adult, both at home and abroad to continue their education.  The program, Programa Nacional de Educación Alternativa –Pronea, allows students to participate in distance learning and earn formal certifications. Education like all other sectors…

Globalization and Labor: Gigs Grow As Stability Falters

In 2017, there were nearly 600 million entrepreneurs recorded, according to figures from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).  There are an estimated 27 million in the United States alone,  0.05 percent of that giant worldwide figure.  While the signs of growing entrepreneurship seem encouraging, are they indicative of a much larger issue throughout the world? …

Saudi Moves Forward on Education and ICT

Saudi Arabia has begun to shift its focus in recent years away from oil economy dependency and toward greater inclusion in more flexible markets and industries.  Technology has become a major force multiplier in the world today for economies around the globe, especially those in developing economies.  The Kingdom has recognized that it’s oil economy…

The Entrepreneur’s Guide To College: 8 Tips to Make Higher-Ed Count

It’s that time of year again, when people of all ages either graduate or have received acceptance letters from universities and graduate programs.  It’s an exciting time!  But it’s also a crucial time; one that is not discussed enough nor in quite the proper manner.  Therefore I am going to give you the advice I…

Five Reasons Why You’re Awesome

Your ability to do good directly influences the volume of good in our world, making it possible for you to be absolutely awesome every single day.