By George Lakoff
Published Oct. 5, 2004 - One of the world's best-known linguists explains why progressives need to pay more attention to conservatives' most powerful weapon: framing. Lakoff provides a clear explanation of what framing is, why it's so important, and how progressives can use the tactic to their own gain. Read his section on "How to Respond to Conservatives" for examples on how progressive
By Noah Weiss
Published Oct. 5, 2004 - Europe, with its European Union, has it right. Instead of staying mired in over 200 years of historical bureaucracy, Weiss argues, America needs to take a clue from its most innovative businesses: streamline and centralize. Read his manifesto to find out why he believes the time for federalism has come and gone, and what we must do about it.
By Brad Feld
Published Oct. 5, 2004 - Thinking of starting a business? Already have one? Brad Feld, a well-respected venture capitalist and Managing Directory at Mobius Venture Capital lays out the fundamental financial tenets that all entrepreneurs should know by heart.
By Paul Kivel
Published Oct. 5, 2004 - In a manifesto on the continued need for affirmative action and the hypocrisy of claims that it hurts white men, Paul Kivel explains how deep-seated prejudices among even the most well-intentioned lead to discrimination. "Affirmative action is not a cure-all", he admits, but it helps ensure that all have a fair chance and life's opportunities.
By Mark Cuban
Published Oct. 5, 2004 - Self-made billionaires don't come around too often. Self-made billionaires who still enjoy watching basketball and having a beer with friends are even rarer. Recounting his story from his days as a twenty-four year-old living with five friends in a three-bedroom house, to getting his first job, to starting his first business, Mark demo