The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working toward an improved marketplace by providing effective rules, consistent oversight, and evenhanded enforcement.
In 2005, my wife Tobie and I set out for a 10-month, 27,000-mile drive from the northern tip of Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. We saw vast and expansive seas, beautiful glaciers and rainforests, but also devastation caused by pervasive commercialism.
We need to stop calling public investment in “public transportation” a subsidy. America’s economic engine, and the very fabric of our society, is held together by its transportation infrastructure. Industry, jobs, schools, entertainment, public services delivery, police, fire, and other emergency services—the list goes on and on.
Transit, in one form or another, has followed me for much of my career. I have served as the chief information officer for a freight airline, a transporter and distributor of natural gas, and a passenger railroad, among other companies.
As a regulator and as a corporate executive, I have a unique perspective in the burgeoning world of sustainability because I’ve looked at this issue from both sides. Many would suggest that those two perspectives are like night and day, yet I believe the regulator and the regulated community have much in common.
My family’s company was founded in Arlington, Virginia, in 1956, as construction of the Capital Beltway began. Alongside the communities that were forming in the expanding metropolitan area, Dewberry built its reputation for civil engineering, architecture, and consulting services.
I’ve had a rather intimate relationship with food for my entire life. My parents were good cooks, and intrepid; there was rarely a better meal to be found. We had dinner together nearly every night, and my brother and I were helping from a young age.
Companies from virtually every industry are developing new strategies to confront the dramatic economic, political, and technological shifts that are occurring around the world.
Browse virtually any multinational firm’s website these days, and you’re likely to learn all about its commitment to such goals as human rights, the environment, and community development.
Business’ Role in Creating Rule of Law In 2003, Macedonia was a country coming out of violent conflict between citizens of ethnic Macedonian and ethnic Albanian origin. One Albanian businessman, when asked how ethnic issues affected commerce, succinctly noted, “Money is not ethnic.”