Laura Roser’s Q&A with Emily Oster, Professor, Brown University LR: Tell us about your work and where your passion lies related to your research. EO: My work focuses on health economics and, in particular, on understanding when people make choices that do not seem in their best interest with respect to their health. Much of my earlier…

Laura Roser’s Q&A with Jan Ridgely, CEO of United Charitable Jan Ridgely, CEO of United Charitable, aligns mission and passion with sound financial and estate planning partners to create integrated, approachable plans for clients and donors who want to create their LegacyTODAY. I met Jan at a charity awards event in San Diego, California, last year….

John D. Rockefeller endeavored to “to solve the problem of giving money away without making paupers of those who receive it.”   Rockefeller went on to say: “I investigated and worked myself almost to a nervous breakdown in groping my way, without sufficient guide or chart, through the ever-widening field of philanthropic endeavor. It was…

by Laura A. Roser   Jean-Paul Sartre was a French Philosopher born in 1905. Although a recognized  intellectual, he is perhaps best known for his fictional works and plays, which are richly  symbolic and espouse his strong views against the existence of a god and a person’s responsibility to define herself. The Roman Catholic Church was…

Much of Hart’s sense of purpose is tied to the work he does. He said he often thinks about the question: “What leads to a happy life?”—“I believe we all have hardwired in us a desire to do something meaningful and significant, and to help other people.” He goes on to add, “I love what…

By Laura A. Roser   Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs’s biographer, asked him if he had any regrets. Jobs said, “I wanted my kids to know me. I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did.” Isaacson went on to ask him if he was glad…

“Never in the history of mankind has the gap between imagination and creation been so narrow. With our new and powerful tools of creation including 3D printing, genomics, machine intelligence, robotics, software, synthetic biology, and others, we can now create the kind of world we could previously only dream of.” – Bryan Johnson, Founder The…

John D. Rockefeller endeavored to “to solve the problem of giving money away without making paupers of those who receive it.” Rockefeller went on to say: “I investigated and worked myself almost to a nervous breakdown in groping my way, without sufficient guide or chart, through the ever-widening field of philanthropic endeavor. It was forced…

These celebrities collectively gave away almost $64 Million of their wealth to charitable causes. Actress Jami Gertz and husband Antony Ressler — $10,569,002 Musician Herb Alpert –$9,104,829 Actor Mel Gibson — $6,853,020 Director, Producer, George Lucas — $4,250,000 Writer Nora Roberts — $3,000,000 NFL Player Ndamukong Suh — $2,600,000 MLB Player Lance Berkman and his…

It isn’t a fluke more than 80 years after his death, Houdini is still remembered as the greatest magician of all time. Harry Houdini (1874-1926), known for his ability to escape handcuffs, straitjackets and water tanks, is still regarded as one of the greatest magicians of all time. Is this because he was? Not necessarily….

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