As a number of credible economists predicted, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s policies failed to deliver the promised prosperity; instead, they devastated the state’s economy.
A single-payer model could convert public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid into an efficient single system, allowing us to scrap Medicaid altogether.
Because of the reach and complexity of food insecurity, this problem requires everyone—businesses, not-for-profits and individuals—to pitch in to address it.
What does it take to make progress? Unclench the jaws and remove the fangs of the contesting opponents; play the harp and silence the trumpets.
Thanks to a timely study conducted by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation titled “The State of U.S Financial Capability,” we are reminded that about half of our citizens are benefiting greatly from this robust economy, while the other half are still struggling.
By elevating the stories of those whose generosity has been overlooked, we can learn, achieve dignity, and find ways of crafting new solutions for re-weaving our frayed social fabric.
Indianapolis is making impressive strides in modernizing its approach to criminal justice. The mayor and council should continue that progress by examining the negative impact of imposing “user fees” on low-level offenders.
At this point, only about 1% of all autism research funding is focused on adults. That’s simply not enough to equip us to address the coming surge in adults with autism.
Turning the city into a national, not just a state or regional, talent magnet can happen. Indy will never compare to the coastal giants, but it very much can replicate the success of Southern boomtowns like Nashville.
The Chicago service was not perfect, but there was little done to improve it. It needed to operate more than once a day in each direction, the travel times could have been improved, the tracks could have been upgraded, and the state could have done a better job marketing it.
Schools must be held accountable for success in their neighborhoods, and that is more likely to happen when the authorizer, community and school agree on what a school is expected to achieve relative to existing and proposed schools in that neighborhood.
It’s no surprise that the majority of downtown pedestrian crashes take place when users cross the street.
2019 Innovation Issue: Dora Lutz on social innovation—thinking bigger for profit, world-changing purpose
The good news: If you’ve considered the role of your business on the community while also considering profit, you’ve engaged in social innovation, regardless of your mission or your tax-status.
Everyone has data, processing power continues to get cheaper and new tools are released every day, but customers are still frustrated. Finding actionable insights within the data is what truly matters and therefore is key to success.
Students have the power to innovate and free themselves from the system by prioritizing their college choice based on what a college is willing to do for them—and not the other way around. Students can find a college that exhibits affordability, student centricity, equality and genuine leadership.
2019 Innovation Issue: Dr. Edward McGruder on improving pet health via the ‘internet of animal things’
Wearable devices have applications beyond people. We’re at a turning point in animal health where better data combined with innovative medicines is leading to better care for our pets.
Innovation doesn’t happen when we withdraw ourselves from the outside world, but rather when we engage with it. A great way to spark curiosity within your team is to let them explore.
Hoosiers could find themselves faced with fewer treatment options and longer drives to reach medical services, not to mention the possibility of more expensive care as the new facilities might charge more than the patients’ previous provider.
The excellent research coming out of Purdue University’s Climate Change Research Center shows climate change is reducing our air and water quality, decreasing productivity of agricultural crops such as corn and soybeans, and causing record-breaking heat waves and more flooding. These negative impacts and others will only accelerate through the century, meaning inaction is an irresponsible and costly choice.
The unique learning needs of children are best addressed through local control by educators and locally elected school boards working with parents, students and the broader community they represent.