POWER SHIFTS IN 2010
The past year has been a tough year for area power brokers. The collapsing real estate market and financial crisis have greatly impacted the local economy. For many, influence has been tied to their checkbooks, and when the bank accounts slip, so do their influence. The recession has created a shift in power and flattened it out rather than concentrating it in the hands of a few.
It’s okay to get angry. It really is.
BP & THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Did BP do everything it could to prevent the explosion at Deepwater Horizon that killed 11 men on April 20 and created leaks that have been spewing millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the past six weeks? Maybe not..
EXTREME TOURISM MEETS ALTRUISM
Over the past few years, companies catering to this type of travel have tripled and range anywhere from non-profit organizations offering eco-friendly trips to rainforests (where you sleep in hammocks and work to preserve rapidly declining species of plants), to posh 4-star resorts offering steep discounts to guests who volunteer part of their time while there.
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