After law school, I chose to teach carpentry to working-class students at the height of the desegregation effort of the Boston public schools. I immediately realized that these disadvantaged kids were every bit as bright as the middle-class kids I had just been in law school with.
How can we channel the desire of ordinary people to do good into concrete strategies to trigger epidemic change?
In Darwin's time all of biology was a black box: not only the cell, or the eye, or digestion, or immunity, but every biological structure and function because, ultimately, no one could explain how biological processes occurred.
China loves indigenous innovation—except it’s not indigenous or innovative. It’s what we would call piracy.
What if the US leadership proposed in the next round of the US-China Dialogue that the energy-hungry engines of global prosperity join together to discuss how they could cooperate in reducing their dependence on oil?