ideas

Deconstructing Libertarianism

Sep 28, 2016

Libertarianism is a political ideology that has undergone some internal, rather severe, revisions in recent years which have moved it well away from its philosophical origins. A locally produced analytical anthology examines what Libertarianism means today. 

Three of the authors will be on hand to talk about their contributions to Uncivil Liberties, at a special book event in Sonoma Friday evening. For details, click here.

Embracing Corporate Entrepreneurialism

Apr 7, 2016
United Nations

Dell Computers has a workforce of 100,000 people in 160 different countries. So they look for entrepreneurial ideas both externally and within.

The “triple bottom line” (people, planet and profit) is increasingly at the core of entrepreneurialism all over the world, observes Elizabeth Gore, leaving new businesses in the United States, to some degree, in the unfamiliar position of playing catch-up.

Green Teens to Share Climate Ideas

Sep 26, 2014

  The issue of Climate Change is a big concern for many area high school students, and a large group of them are coming together this evening to talk about what they are doing and share ideas. It’s being organized by the Eco-2-School program, and today KRCB’s Bruce Robinson talks with the woman who runs it.

The Green Teen gathering is in the Montgomery High School cafeteria from 5-8 pm today. Find out more about the Eco-2-School program here.

Innovation Week Showcases Entreprenural Creativity

Sep 17, 2014

  It’s Innovation Week in the North Bay, when businesses and other groups show off their best new ideas. The big finish is a competition on Friday, in which some promising inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to win both public support, and backing from angel investor groups.

Find details about the Innovation Competition, including the full list of entrants, here.

Revisiting the Ideas of Rudolph Steiner

Apr 24, 2014

  Rudolph Steiner is known for founding Waldorf schools and developing the concept of biodynamic farming, but that’s not all. A one-day class taught by a local activist and student of the German innovator will be offered in Santa Rosa on Saturday. Here’s a preview.

The Case for Abolishing Prisons

Mar 7, 2014

 It’s hard to imagine a society without prisons —especially in contemporary California -- but that’s exactly what Steve Martinot has been doing. He’s the author of a short book titled “The Need to Abolish the Prison System: An Ethical Indictment” that makes a case for such a change. Bruce Robinson talked with him to understand his reasoning.