It’s not surprising that in a capitalist nation such as the United States, sustainability often becomes conflated with shopping. Consumers are bombarded with advertisements for products that are greener, cleaner or any number of other greenwashed buzzword adjectives aimed at convincing consumers that our individual choices alone will preserve the planet. For sustainability to have success under our economic system, consumers must buy more products, for there is no money to be made in consuming less.
But is sustainability something we can — or should — buy? What does sustainability mean when
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Good timing may not be everything. But it sure does help.
That looks to be the case when it comes to President Joe Biden’s drive to reverse a decades-long decline in U.S. economic dynamism. While Biden’s efforts on their own are likely to yield only limited results, they come at a time when some economists see the U.S. as primed for a sustained run of stronger growth.
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What happen when the world goes back to normal? With any luck, a business boom. Entrepreneurs everywhere are hoping for a rush of new business, and making sure they’re prepared to meet customers’ needs after more than a year of digital-only interactions. Four franchise leaders talk us through why they’re expecting a spike, and how they’re getting their teams ready.
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UW-Madison’s chief financial officer is leaving next month for a job at an East Coast university, UW-Madison announced this week.
Laurent Heller, UW-Madison’s vice chancellor for finance and administration, is headed to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to take on a similar role.
Heller’s departure comes as UW-Madison faces a $320 million budget hole caused by the COVIV-19 pandemic.
Rob Cramer, who leads UW-Madison’s building facilities department, will take over Heller’s job on an interim basis beginning May 21. Before coming to the university last November, he served as vice president for administration for the University of Wisconsin
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