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March 1, 2015

Water Alarm

It’s critical for business to take strategic action now.

Think of groundwater as a savings account, a backup source to tap when other funds run dry. In the southwestern United States, the Colorado River Basin is the largest account, providing water to some 40 […] Read More

March 1, 2015

What We Stand For

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower It is disheartening these days to watch the political show that passes for civic discourse: the numbingly ineffectual posturing of our elected leaders in […] Read More

March 1, 2015

Why We Must Fix the Trade Deficit

The GDP is held back by a persistent glut of imports. It’s time for major policy shifts to grow U.S. manufacturing.

One of the biggest challenges facing the United States is something vanishingly few of our leaders talk about: the country’s massive trade deficit. The U.S. trade deficit, in which imports exceed exports and American currency […] Read More

March 1, 2015

A Surprise Lift for Made in America

A little-noticed boost from Congress breathes life into the White House push to stimulate high-tech manufacturing.

Thirty years ago, Japan was overtaking the United States as the leading manufacturer of semiconductors. Major U.S. chipmakers and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) were alarmed that America was about to lose its global […] Read More

March 1, 2015

My Chauffeur, the Robot

Why it’s time to take driverless cars seriously

It has been going on for more than five years now in Mountain View, California, hometown of Google Inc.: cars with odd-looking devices like metal buckets on their roofs, painstakingly negotiating city streets. They don’t […] Read More