Social democracy does not represent an ideal future; it does not even represent the ideal past.
Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.
I’m fascinated how often and with what whole-heartedness people will risk their lives to perform acts of courage, sacrifice, and compassion for total strangers.
I think George Bush is one of the most duplicitous presidents we’ve ever had.
I think we can work through a lot of these issues.
The number of children is not growing any longer in the world. We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child.
You have to fit in sometimes to make people comfortable to listen to you.
American social arrangements, economic arrangements, the degree of inequality in American life, the relatively small role played by the government in American public life and so forth, compares to exactly the opposite conditions in most of the European societies.
I meet so many that think population growth is a major problem in regard to climate change. But the number of children born per year in the world has stopped growing since 1990. The total number of children below 15 years of age in the world are now relatively stable around 2 billion.
Technology challenges us to assert our human values, which means that first of all, we have to figure out what they are.