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The Invisible Hand

I think on some level we are all familiar with Adam Smith’s concept of the “Invisible Hand;” the metaphor used to describe the self-regulating behavior of the market place.  Essentially, he argues that economies are structures that exist as a result of, but also independent from, the behavior of the ...

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It’s the end of the world as we know it.

So with the world ending today I thought I would take the time to unpack what that might mean for young people who have just settled into the underwhelming reality of life post school.  If the hype is to be believed on Dec. 21 2012 the world is going to ...

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Millennials and the 21st Century Workforce: Is This Really What You Want?

When it comes to the” ins” and “outs” of the job market, the “Millennial” generation faces a host of challenges marred by contradictions.  On one hand there exists the pervasive belief that our generation will supplant the Baby Boomers as the primary stewards of government and the market place.  On ...

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Take Off the Bracelet and Join the Peace Corps

A few weeks back South Park aired a fantastic episode that, on face, was mocking Lance Armstrong and his association with Live Strong.  The underlying message was fairly obvious but I bring it up because it has tremendous relevance to the concept of youth leadership. In the episode everyone became ...

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Advisory Board Members Meet in Washington, DC!

Members of AIDemocracy’s dynamic Advisory Board met this weekend in Washington, DC to finalize the network’s strategy and implementation for the year.  Eight members out of twelve and AIDemocracy’s network coordinator spent Friday evening and all of Saturday discussing various topics related to the network’s various marketing and branding endeavors ...

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Emerging technological trends and Global Security

Of the world’s 100 largest economic entities, 51 are now corporations and 49 are countries. Gross Domestic Product of corporations such as Wal-Mart, General Motors, Exxon mobil and Ford Motors are calculated to exceed GDP’s of states like Norway, Singapore, South Africa and Malaysia. Since domestic markets in a country ...

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Occupying Wall Street: vocalizing the frustrations of our generation

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement jolts us into important debate around our financial system, the fate of our generation, and how young people should be using our voice to demand change. Whether or not you agree with the goals of the group, the very act of standing up and speaking ...

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