Ideas

The Future of Education Requires New Thinking

[NOTE: Karen Holbrook is regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She is a Founding Advisory Board Member of The Sarasota Institute and has been a part of the program committee for “An Educated Person in 2035” the first Symposium of the Institute’s inaugural year 2020.  To learn more about the day-long symposium Karen […]

 

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Sign up now to become a Member of The Sarasota Institute!

  In response to numerous requests, we have created a Sarasota Institute Membership level that provides entrance to every symposium and event produced for 2020.    Membership guarantees: -50% or greater cost savings on tickets -guaranteed and preferred seating -Access to all whitepapers and videos from symposiums -Sign up by 12/31/19 to lock in pricing […]

 

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The Sarasota Institute Presents Its First Year of Symposiums

The Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century Think Tank, has announced four symposiums for Spring 2020.  In addition, in response to numerous requests, we are offering memberships that will provide deep discounts on all events for 2020, guaranteed, priority seating and exclusive access to the recordings and whitepapers.   The Four Announced Symposiums: “An Educated Person […]

 

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Retirement is a Stupid Conversation for Customers

Jason A. Voss, CFA, argues that customers care about many more financial events in their lives than just retirement. Yet, the investment industry seems hell bent on just featuring this one. Why?

 

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The Rise of Anti-Consumerism

The American culture is very comfortable using the words “consumers” and “consumerism.”  If I called my friend a consumer and producer, he would not object.  In his company, he is a producer.  He would say that by producing, he is able to consume.  The more successful he is in producing, the more he would be […]

 

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The Three Economies

[ NOTE:  This is a chapter excerpt from David Houle’s latest book, the first of an eBook trilogy entitled “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual”.  The subtitle of the first eBook is the name of this chapter, The Three Economies.  All three books are to be priced at $2.99.  Book 1 is […]

 

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Space Can Save the Earth

In November, 2018, Democrats won a majority in congress.  For us Democrats, that should have been good news. And it was, up to a point.    For those of us  Democrats who believe that the future is in space, there was a problem.  People like Bernie Sanders—the most influential formulator of policy in the Democratic […]

 

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SPECIAL NOTICE FOR SUBSCRIBERS WHO LIVE IN THE SARASOTA-BRADENTON AREA.

The Sarasota Institute is putting on three free presentations to the community of Sarasota-Bradenton.  These are to introduce the larger community to the goals and visions of The Sarasota Institute.  We will explain how the Institute was formed and our plans for the future.    Here is the information for the three free presentations:   […]

 

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Should a Democratic Society Aim to Maximize the Citizens’ Happiness or Well-Being?

  Today, most nations judge their yearly progress by the measure called Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This measure captures the dollar value of all the goods produced by its businesses, and as we have written about previously at The Sarasota Institute, the concept of GDP needs to be scrapped or revised. The assumption is that […]

 

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Whitepaper #1, The Big Issues

We are pleased to announce the publication of The Sarasota Institute’s Whitepaper #1, The Big Issues. It covers all 10 of the topics we believe are crucial for understanding and shaping the century. Here are some questions that we discuss within: When was the last time you heard anything radical about how to reform democracy? Do […]

 

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