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New Ideas for 2012

Big ideas for 2012

Let's hope someone implements these new ideas for 2012 fast -- after all, if you're the prophesying type, there isn't much time left. These 10 stories, brought to you by Tyee contributors, highlight new and creative ideas for the year ahead. This edition of our popular annual series highlights emerging innovations in the fields of education, food, economy, and technology. Enjoy!

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opinion

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #1: Link Money with Natural Capital

As currencies across the globe corrode, it's time to peg wealth to something real.

By Mitchell Anderson, 19 Dec 2011


news

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #2: Shmeat, Meat of the Future

Put down that ecological-travesty of a hamburger! In vitro meat is what's cooking.

By Ben Christopher, 20 Dec 2011


news

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #3: Unwrap a Gift Economy

Use Wall Street's language and build an alternative based on generosity, not greed.

By Sarah Berman, 21 Dec 2011


opinion

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #4: First Work, Then University

Imagine a Canadian Services Corps that prepares young people for higher ed.

By Crawford Kilian, 22 Dec 2011


news

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #5: Sincerity Is the New Irony

Your time is up, Old Spice Guy. As the hipster kingdom crumbles, youth culture takes a new bent.

By Geoff Dembicki, 23 Dec 2011


opinion

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #6: Tech-Savvy Classrooms to Personalize Learning

Use kids' texting, Youtubing ways to their advantage, in classrooms that embrace new media.

By Nick Smith, 26 Dec 2011


news

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #7: 'Place-based' Plans to Conquer Child Poverty

With a neighbourhood-sized social safety net, low-income families could thrive.

By Katie Hyslop, 27 Dec 2011


mediacheck

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #8: The Web Revolution That Started in Your Pants

It's not porn. It's called 'responsive design,' the new wave of web development.

By Phillip Smith, 28 Dec 2011


news

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #9: Slow Down Your Money

Redefine expectations of investment and return, and reap the delicious rewards.

By Colleen Kimmett, 29 Dec 2011


news

Big ideas for 2012

Idea #10: Vacations for the Poor

BC's welfare system is 'designed to be uncomfortable.' Doesn't everyone deserve a break?

By Andrew MacLeod, 30 Dec 2011


Barack Obama’s Triumph — And How It Went So Wrong

Advisor’s book offers a look at the White House failure to anticipate the rise of Trump.

By Crawford Kilian