Self-Managing Socialism: Zappos Style

There have been many attempts to apply socialism to the modern workplace. One of these was the program of former president of France François Mitterrand who sought to implement what he called self-managing socialism in 1981. Like all such schemes, … Continue reading

Sprinting to do Business in Communist Cuba?

American telecom giant Sprint Corporation has the not-so-coveted distinction of having signed the first trade agreement with communist Cuba to provide cellular roaming coverage to the few Cubans that have phones and some tourists. Sprint hopes to turn a profit … Continue reading

Ivanpah — Not so Squeaky Green

Promoted as the future of renewable clean solar energy, the Ivanpah electric generating plant has less to boast about than first thought. With three massive towers rising 495 feet high and 352,000 mirrors focusing sunlight toward the tops of the … Continue reading

Another Earth Day has Come and Gone

With the founding of Earth Day on April 22, 1970 by the late Senator Gaylord Nelson, environmentalists created a rallying point. No one can dispute that there were and are real environmental issues to address. What has become alarming is … Continue reading

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