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Uber and the growing sharing economy

Uber’s takeover of the “I need a ride” industry can be compared to Amazon’s takeover of the “I want to buy something” industry. Some love it, some hate it, but like it or not, it’s happening. Uber’s success is indicative of a new employment movement sweeping the globe: the sharing economy.

January 03, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Aiding the last mile — a good bet on health for Africa

“We as people are not defined by the crises that strike our lives; we are defined by how we respond to them.”

December 31, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


The life of A.J. Muste and trying to be a better Christian

I’m not a very good Christian, but I wish I was a better one, and toward that end I’ve been studying the life of A.J. Muste. I never met him — he died in 1967 — and I don’t ultimately share his left-wing, pacifist views, but my admiration for him continues to grow.

December 29, 2015 | David Blankenhorn Deseret News | Other Views


Too old for Santa, but not ready to be left out of Christmas giving

Santa's got enough on his hands without worrying about them. The adults in their lives often can't do much to help them. And programs that reach out to the needy with gifts and supplies during the holidays usually have a carve-out that specifically excludes them.

December 20, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


Good news on poverty reduction worldwide

In the first week of November 2015, Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, reported that the percentage of people living in extreme poverty is projected to fall to around 9.6 percent by the end of this year. While this is excellent news, and mostly due to Chinese economic growth, the fact remains that not all countries have recorded their poverty data reliably during the past two decades. In October, the United Nations agreed upon 17 sustainable development goals, beginning with the desire to "end poverty, in all its forms, everywhere."

December 18, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


The best and worst Christmas music for your playlist

Stars are shining, sleigh bells ringing, carolers singing -- it's officially Christmas music time! (Just ignore that you have been hearing it since Labor Day.)

December 14, 2015 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | Other Views


While we fight over the Christmas spirit, Christians are dying

Americans have a great ability to get lost in the forest of meaningless trivialities, missing things on the horizon that truly matter. Now that December has come, the forest is getting thick, indeed.

December 08, 2015 | Jay Evensen Deseret News | Other Views


Forging bonds in a season of family

The greatest joy of this long stretch of holidays that starts with the turkey on Thanksgiving and continues to the New Year for me is the opportunity to gather with family — both the one I was born into and adore and the one I built from the heart up.

December 02, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


Many potential college students are not going to university partly because of fear of debt.

Clearly, there can be problems when students and their families take on too much debt to pay for school. But the pendulum has swung too far. Many potential college students are not going to university, forever hindering themselves, partly because of fear of debt.

December 02, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


27 things you are taking for granted but should be crazy grateful for

1. The moment you finally sneeze.

December 01, 2015 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Other Views


'Pay for success' — when government, private and community interests align

Not all government policies are as effective as intended. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including failure to thoroughly research a policy’s consequences or a misunderstanding about which people will be affected. Often policies are proposed based on stories and anecdotes rather than data, or no measurable goals are proposed to accompany a policy. In the last few years, innovative “pay for success” programs are transforming the way in which government develops and implements policy in various places around the country.

November 30, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Music inspires gratitude

A few of my friends have taken on the “gratitude challenge,” posting on social media things that they are grateful for this November.

November 26, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Other Views


Be careful when picking enemies — if the qualifications are too broad, you'll be alone

It wasn't long after the reports of the murders in Paris this past weekend broke that my daughters started hearing other reports: rumors about American retaliation against Muslims here in America and cries to shut the borders and keep Syrian refugees out lest a radicalized Islamic State supporter come in as well.

November 24, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


The longer we wait, the more difficult it will be for future of Social Security

Social Security policy is unsustainable in its current form. What has consumed a significant portion of America’s paychecks and helped sustain a significant portion of America’s seniors is destined for change.

November 10, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Sustainable Development Goals narrow gap in eliminating worst forms of poverty

In September 2015, at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York, new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted. These SDGs address a comprehensive range of issues, from poverty, health and hunger to gender equality, climate change and energy. Some parts of the world have now re-oriented themselves towards achieving the vision of a better future by the year 2030.

November 03, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


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Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work

George Clason, in his classic book titled "The Richest Man in Babylon," wrote this line: “A part of all I earned was mine to keep ...

July 21, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Replacing big pharma's products: how good are the generic options?

Big pharma and its big price tags have been the target for many a politician seeking to lower the cost of health care in the ...

July 17, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

It seems we can’t go more than a few days without another tragedy striking our country and the world.

July 14, 2016 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Other Views


When bypasses trumps common sense, it's painful for everyone

A businessman from the United Arab Emirates was recently taken down by police at a hotel in Ohio after a desk clerk told her family ...

July 10, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


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