Off-Topic But a Great Cause

By: John Rubino | Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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When today's global financial system finally implodes and is (hopefully) replaced by something sustainable, one of the next big challenges will be preparing our kids for an epic technology boom. Regenerative medicine will cure diseases and replace worn-out organs, 3D printing will revolutionize the way things are made, computer-generated imagery will transform Hollywood, alternative energy will end of the reign of fossil fuels. All will create fascinating new career paths for people with the knowledge and skills to participate, making tomorrow's world a candy store for the scientifically literate and a desert for most others.

The Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC) has been exposing kids in rural Idaho and Washington State (many of whom attend farm-town schools with limited budgets) to science for over a decade. So it's a crucial piece of the science education puzzle out here. And now its most popular exhibit, a mini-planetarium, is reaching the end of its working life and needs a serious upgrade.

I'm on the PDSC board and have put together a crowdfunding campaign to help finance this upgrade. Donations of any size are welcome and will be put to good, immediate use. Many thanks!

Upgrade Project



John Rubino

Author: John Rubino

John Rubino

John Rubino is author of Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green Tech Boom (Wiley, December 2008), co-author, with GoldMoney's James Turk, of The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (Doubleday, January 2008), and author of How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003). After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a currency trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He now writes for CFA Magazine and edits and

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