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Feb 9, 2018

It’s a Good Time to Brush up on the Basics of Economics

Markets swing. Businesses are launched, grown, merged or die. Regulations are issued and rescinded.  City ordinances are voted on.   “It’s Still the Economy, Stupid” .   Are you able to describe the key tenets that drive the economy? Can you talk about the GDP and marginal tax rates?  Do you know who Adam Smith, or Milton and Rose Friedman […]

Jan 26, 2018

The U.S. and the World: What Policy Circles Are Discussing This Winter

What is the official U.S. policy towards North Korea and how do we deal with the nuclear threat they pose?  What terrorist groups still threaten the U.S. and our allies in the Middle East and what should be done?  What is “chain migration” and how do we deal with the “Dreamers”? What should U.S. immigration […]

Jan 26, 2018

It Starts with a Conversation {Video}

Starting a conversation to change the conversation. A Policy Circle conversation blossoms into something transformative. That “something” feels unique to each of us. That something is confidence. When we have confidence in our abilities to facilitate a civil discourse on the impact of policy, we have presence.  When we have presence, we become influencers in […]

Dec 29, 2017

This Year, My Ornament is a Microphone

Last year, I started a new tradition to get myself an ornament that captures the essence of the year. My 2016 ornament was a camera because The Policy Circle gave me lenses through which I learned to observe my world: what my kids learn at school about civics, how work in pop culture is not always portrayed as dignifying, how red […]