palacio

Entrepreneurs are taking over downtown Santiago. Want to join them?

A group of entrepreneurs is starting their own community in downtown Santiago, Chile. Their bootcamp is open now. More »
Bitcoin

Can cryptocurrency fight global poverty?

Can cryptocurrency fight global poverty? RSE contributor Jeff Fong has an excellent series running on Policymic about Bitcoin. More »
Steubenville

We need better heroes: Steubenville and the Cult of the American Athlete

I was born and raised in a backwater in rural Maryland, in a small town much like Steubenville, Ohio. Steubenville’s latest claim to fame is the extremely disturbing rape committed, recorded, and broadcast to the world by 16-year old high-school football players. More »
image from Flickr user: L'eau Bleue

Open-Source Seafarming: A Blue Revolution in Costa Rica?

Ricardo Radulovich is building cheap, sustainable sea-farms that could revolutionize agriculture, clean our oceans, and feed millions. More »
Alan Moore

Review: Is the ‘post-industrial economy’ just radical social entrepreneurship?

Review: No Straight Lines: Making Sense of our Non-Linear World by Alan Moore, Bloodstone Books (UK) 2011 More »
Community driver sporting Lyft's trademark pink 'carstache'. Photo courtesy of checkdoublecheck.blogspot.com

How to kill San Francisco’s ride-sharing start-ups

Ride-sharing start-ups Lyft, SideCar and Tickengo are helping San Franciscans get around faster and cheaper than ever before… much to the chagrin of local cabs. More »
Colbert

Why are Millennials so ironic? Because we know we’re being screwed.

The New York Times recently published an article called “How to Live without Irony”. The (slightly cranky) piece diagnoses hipster culture as the malaise of spoiled and superficial Millennials. They (as a Millennial I should say ‘we’) can commit to nothing. More »
Mutual aid for Sandy

Sandy and the grassroots: East Coast rediscovers the power of mutual aid

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times opined, “A Big Storm Requires Big Government” Cynical NYT editorials notwithstanding, the reality of the storm was quite different. More »
Mars One

Mars or Bust. How might Mars One’s Reality-TV colony govern itself?

Bas Lansdorp is no stranger to big ideas. Prior to Mars One, he co-founded Dutch energy start-up Ampyx. But Lansdorp’s current goal of putting humans on Mars makes the jump from big ideas to gargantuan ones. More »
TEM photo, courtesy of Georgios Makkas, www.gmakkas.com

Open-source currencies on the rise in Greece

In the shadow of the Euro Crisis, the people of the Greek city of Volos are taking their monetary future into their own hands. More »