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December 28, 2014
La Villita Park Chicago

From EPA Superfund Site to a Kid’s Paradise: An Amazing Transformation in Inner-City Chicago

For two Chicago neighborhoods devoid of playgrounds and open space, the completion of La Villita Park is a dream come true. The new park provides 22 acres of recreational activities, including basketball courts, soccer fields, a skate park, walking trails and large playground filled with all the latest, totally cool […]
June 20, 2013
World Poverty Comming to an End

Half Way There – World Wide Poverty Rate Drops by Half

If Finally Good News could wake up to any morning headline it would be “World Poverty Eliminated!” Maybe “Global Peace Achieved!” would be a close second. Either would be enough of a jolt to make me skip my cup of coffee. OK, my second cup of coffee was what I […]
April 23, 2013
Happy April Fools Day!

The Lesson in the Hoax

Holidays can boost certain human inclinations. We like our holidays of giving that make us more generous. We enjoy ourselves more on special days of merriment. It also happens that other less pleasant tendencies can sometimes get freer reign. Giving can turn into crass materialism and merry-making just an excuse […]
April 2, 2013
Keith Chen

Back to the Future Tense

Scientific American is a bit late boarding the train for this one. Keith Chen, an economics professor at Yale, started circulating his unpublished working paper over a year ago. His daring hypothesis: The language you speak actually determines your economic habits. It was only in February when Chen appeared on […]