Unsustainable Sustainability

Sum­ma­ry: Every elec­tion cycle can­di­dates deceit­ful­ly run on plat­forms of job cre­ation, pub­lic safe­ty, and a beau­ti­ful envi­ron­ment, because they know that’s what peo­ple want. Once in office, being fol­low­ers rather than lead­ers, they suc­cumb to ready-made tem­plates prof­fered by ICLEI and relat­ed orga­ni­za­tions. Con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly, it is patent­ly wrong, even trea­so­nous, for an elect­ed offi­cial […]

Bay Area Should Model Itself After City-States Hong Kong and Singapore, Futurist Said

SAN JOSE, Calif. — “The Bay area is a city-state, and we should act like one,” said Paul Saf­fo, a tech­nol­o­gy futur­ist who explores and pre­dicts long term change. “We need to think like a region, not a mere col­lec­tion of cities.” Saf­fo, man­ag­ing direc­tor of fore­sight at Dis­cern Ana­lyt­ics, said it was time for […]