Making Democracy Count: Changing U.S. Voting Culture

Today, I attended a Hubweek session called "Making Democracy Count: Changing U.S. Voting Culture. It was moderated by Archon Fung, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, who presented data from Princeton's Martin Gilens about the lawmakers' lack of responsiveness to public opinion -- except when it comes to the opinion of the wealthiest 10% … Continue reading Making Democracy Count: Changing U.S. Voting Culture

Hub Week sessions on diversity and corporate activism

This week is Hub Week, a weeklong celebration with conference sessions, demos, cultural events and social gatherings, hosted by Harvard, MIT, the Boston Globe and TK. Today, I attended some Hub Week conference sessions that were particularly interesting to me. One session was on inclusion -- I was struck by how the speakers together agreed … Continue reading Hub Week sessions on diversity and corporate activism

Conscious Capitalism Boston board meeting

Today, we had our quarterly (or periodic?) board meeting for Conscious Capitalism Boston. We have a retreat next week so this was more of a preparation call for the retreat than anything else. Today, I also attended the monthly meeting of Somerville's Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change. They covered off some of the … Continue reading Conscious Capitalism Boston board meeting