These days, when we talk about social responsibility, we're usually talking about how companies should interact with the environment and with workers. But individuals and local communities have power and influence, too. In a live interview with Big Think on March 7, 2012, former New York Knicks player, Olympic gold medalist, and senator Bill Bradley discussed what he sees as America's greatest challenges, and how people can -- and are -- reshaping policy.
Van Jones believes in the importance of democratic government as an expression of the will of a country's citizens. He argues that politicians should stand firm in their beliefs, rather than conceding fundamental values.