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Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the founder and editor of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, son, and cat.

Is “profit” a dirty word?

In a now-famous video, comedian Russel Brand passionately pleads: [British Prime Minister] David Cameron says profit isn't a dirty word, well I say profit is a filthy word... I think the very concept of profit should be very much reduced because wherever there is profit there is also deficit. But is profit really a dirty word?

Why the New Yorker is wrong and memes are the best

Kim, your cartoon reinforces a very unhelpful sentiment: that spreading memes on social media does little, if anything, to help encourage social progress.

Hi. My name is Peter, and I’m a racist.

If you’re a white American, like me, the absolute worst thing someone can call you is racist. That is a problem.

Dream – Expanding into new possibility

I thought to myself, "Has this been here the whole time?"

Is it time for a ban on men?

If Trump is really serious about eliminating terrorist attacks, why not propose banning men?

Experiment #1: Will you pay us more than you have to?

If we offer something that is truly of value and conduct business with integrity and in alignment with values you share, will you pay more than you have to?

Kindling’s long-term vision

Often, when I tell people I’m building an online media company, I get a bunch of blank stares. What the hell is an online media company and why should I care? What’s your vision? I could tell you that Kindling is an online magazine or news site - a place...

Does the Stanford rapist deserve love and compassion?

Is it possible that by spitting hate and vitriol at rapist Brock Turner we simply reinforce the thought processes that got us here in the first place?

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