Health Care
"The Moral Determinants of Healthcare"
I recently wrote about my and others’ concerns about the current state and direction of Vermont’s healthcare systems. But we must also ask, what have our political leaders done to… Read More
Vermont
Agoraphobia in Charlotte? Leadership, Governance, and Opportunity
The recent community skirmish around Evergreen Family Health, no longer coming to Charlotte, sheds light on deeper issues roiling the town some are now calling “Charnot.” Governed by a Selectboard,… Read More
Health Care
Vermont's Healthcare Implosion
The oldest exposed reef fossils in the world lie in Isle LaMotte, Vermont, where they came to rest 480 million years ago after one of the most violent tectonic plate… Read More
Policy & Politics
The Sad Remnants of Vermont's Long Tradition of Republican Leadership
I am a regular reader of True North Reports, which describes itself as “a news and information service dedicated to serving the public interest through accurate reporting, insightful commentary and informed… Read More
Social Culture
A Town Divided
Charlotte is becoming a town divided, and the centrifugal forces dividing it have a new indicator – a second newspaper. As VTDigger reported on April 14th, a group of relative… Read More
Health Care
Governor Scott, It’s time for a vaccine and indoor masking mandate.
During the Pandemic, Governor Scott has been an exemplary crisis leader. Now is the time for him to escalate his leadership and require vaccinations and public masking of all Vermonters… Read More
Environment
We have much to learn from our neighbors, the Abenaki People
Our deeply mismanaged stewardship of Planet Earth confronts us daily with apocalyptic images of warming climate impacts from around the world. Melting glaciers in the Arctic, on which I have… Read More
Vermont
Bold Ideas Podcast w David Roth: Bill Schubart on Leadership
Bold Ideas Interview with Bill Schubart on Leadership
Education
We must consider "childcare" as public education.
It’s time to reimagine and redesign Vermont’s public education system. Patching up a system that’s failing us in equity, access, and quality, we’re running out of financial caulk as the… Read More
Policy & Politics
The Dream of Owning a Home
The most corrosive issue today affecting the American Dream is that so many families have had to give up on the idea of ever owning their own home. Affordable housing… Read More
Health Care
Vermont Healthcare: A Mare's Nest
As I’ve written in the past, we’ll never sort out the hot mess that health care’s become in Vermont and in the U.S. until we agree on the fundamental question… Read More
Vermont
The Elegant Clarity and Broad Misunderstanding of Nonprofit Governance
The Vermont Nonprofit sector is a major contributor to Vermont’s economy and to the well-being of Vermonters. Its 6000 organizations represent about 20% of Vermont’s overall economy and employ about… Read More