Community

Blog post
October 7, 2008, 11am PDT

Most people have a highly distorted view of the risks they face, which skews their decisions and ultimately reduces their happiness. We live in one of the safest times and places in history, yet, many people live in constant fear, and respond in ways that actually reduce overall security. This is a major obstacle to efficient transportation, healthy living, and livable community.

Todd Litman
August 1, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>An online "time bank" has opened in Los Angeles, allowing members to barter services with each other.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The rise in virtual connections and Internet-based communities had many worried that traditional community interaction was dying out. <em>Governing</em>'s Alan Ehrenhalt argues it hasn't yet, and probably won't.</p>
Governing
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