Jill Richardson

09/25/2016 - 3:00pm

    France has embarked on two experiments we should take note of. First, the nation just banned all non-biodegradable disposable plastic cups, plates, and utensils. Second, they passed a law requiring supermarkets to donate unspoiled food they don’t want to charities instead of throwing it away.

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08/07/2016 - 8:00pm

    In order for solar power to compete with other forms of energy, the conventional thinking goes, it needs to become way cheaper.

    Installing rooftop solar panels can be prohibitively expensive, after all, and...

08/01/2016 - 8:00pm

    The debates leading up to the election this year will no doubt invoke the “American value” of capitalism. But what, exactly, does that mean? And what should it mean?

    I’m no economist, but I...

07/28/2016 - 7:00pm

    I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations today, ours turned eventually to the many problems with our country.

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07/17/2016 - 6:00pm

    We’re not long into summer, but already we’re long on tragedy. Police shootings of black men in Minnesota, Louisiana, and beyond. A mass shooting of police officers in Dallas.

    Yet this surplus of...

07/08/2016 - 2:00pm

    Donald Trump, you might have heard, recently called Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren “racist” for claiming her Native American heritage.

    I believe the appropriate response to Trump can be...

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