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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.


Archive for October, 2009

By Gordon Brown, Newsweek, September 21, 2009 This means sending clear and long-term signals about the direction of policy and shape of future demand, and market-based implementation methods to enable the private sector to respond innovatively. This has to be a genuine partnership of the public and private sectors. That’s why global agreement on a new […]

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By Jonah Lehrer, WIRED, 09.21.09 “The story of modern science is the story of studying ever smaller bits of nature, like atoms and neurons,” Christakis says. “But people aren’t just the sum of their parts. I see this research as an attempt to put human beings back together again.” For the first time in history, […]

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Douglas McGray interviews Stewart Brand, WIRED, 09.21.09 [Stewart Brand] The pioneering environmentalist, technology thinker, and founder of the Whole Earth Catalog has written a new manifesto, Whole Earth Discipline, in which he defends genetic engineering, nuclear power, and other longtime nemeses of the green left as good for the planet. Brand also makes a counterintuitive […]

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Carol Coletta, GOOD, August 20, 2009 Attach the word “urban” to almost any ill, and what is bad becomes worse. Urban poverty is worse than poverty. Urban crime is worse than crime. It must follow that urban neighborhoods are worse than just neighborhoods, right? Wrong. In fact, really wrong. But you would hardly know it […]

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By Carolyn Jung, San Francisco Magazine, October 2009 For the past three months, Brian Collentine has been quietly dealing premium product on select street corners. Now word is spreading about his quality stash. The goods that have earned so many hopeless addicts? Organic fruits and vegetables from Yolo County farms. We heart YOLO, and we’re […]

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By John Kerry and Lindsey Graham, The New York Times, October 10, 2009 …We are confident that a legitimate bipartisan effort can put America back in the lead again and can empower our negotiators to sit down at the table in Copenhagen in December and insist that the rest of the world join us in […]

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For the Greener Good “A Green World is a Safer One” from National Building Museum on Vimeo.

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Two stories from the Guardian that put the urgency of U.S. Cap and Trade bill into focus. Sometimes a little perspective from across the pond can help us put our money where our mouth is. China leads accusation that rich nations are trying to sabotage climate treaty: Angry statement from 131 countries at climate talks […]

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GOOD, July  8, 2009 Dear Old People Who Run the World, My generation would like to break up with you. Everyday, I see a widening gap in how you and we understand the world — and what we want from it. I think we have irreconcilable differences… Love, Umair and the Edge Economy Community Read […]

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