Latest Stories from Alex (15)
by Alex Goldmark Dec 28, 2012
Most charitable foundations take a big pot of money, usually bequeathed by a rich guy, and invest it for profit -- then take those profits and donate to charity. Great system … unless you aren't actually earning a profit.
by Alex Goldmark Dec 13, 2012
On Capitol Hill today, fiscal conservatives are likely to argue against the hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies that go to Amtrak each year. But Hurricane Sandy showed you need to spend if you want to save.
by Alex Goldmark Nov 22, 2012
Hurricane Sandy damaged hundreds of thousands of cars, so it's been tough to find a rental in time for holiday travel.
by Alex Goldmark Oct 8, 2012
Social enterprises increasingly use morality and fair trading claims to attract investors rather than customers. Runa Tea is one.
by Alex Goldmark Apr 5, 2012
With the JOBS Act, small companies can now get off the ground by selling stock on the Internet to everyday people -- without going through the hassle of a stock exchange.
by Alex Goldmark Jan 12, 2012
Though billions of dollars of aid was promised after the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti two years ago, much reconstruction work remains to be done.
Maps - Car culture
by Alex Goldmark Oct 14, 2011
On the fence about what car to buy? New car-sharing services like RelayRides and Zipcar are making it easier for people to rent out automobiles and test drive them.