Sneaking Up On Darwin I can see how we got into the muck we are in today. We are in a world that has no purpose beyond the next hot issue driven opinion poll. Long range goals like environmental stability, population management, life quality optimization, energy security, water & food quality cont (full details)
Reporting as Meaningful Discourse: When the hubris of asperger’s disorder, results at an ‘any cost’ cultural and ‘my way or the hi-way’ yields to objective dialog and a search for values beyond ourselves, we will have started on our way forward individually and socially. http://www.linktv (full details)
Regarding the budget: We are facing the consequences of years of deferred decisions and failure to face festering issues. Now, when we are forced to take action and resolve political and policy disparities, it is imperative that we prioritize our actions correctly. The decisions we take now must b (full details)
POTUS isn’t a socialist, he’s a Keynesian Capitalist. We R so far right rhetorically, that JM Keynes ideas R a threat 2 entrenched corporate interests
We have arrived at a point where policy persistence, the aspect of public planning that allows a nation to grow with direction and purpose over time, is deteriorating. There is evidence everywhere we look and the evidence is hard to dispute. Policy requires consensus building and that takes time. (full details)
Life in a Depressed Housing Market Tne problem with Milton Friedmanism is that it trades a few sensational successes for national economic paralysis. Market fat cats, too heavy or uninterested to avoid reasonable market corrections, continue shifting resources in the same way during a dangerously l (full details)
All of the conversation about economic theory that does not include an assessment of social effect is shallow and divisive. Calls to privatize our economy without consideration for how that might amplify the gap in wealth distribution, is making only half the case. More importantly, insisting on (full details)
@maddow is leading the change from cable controversy to informational insight, political policing and policy analysis. We all benefit when profit takes a back seat to content.
Life After People There’s a longevity sorted list of items that represent bite sized sequences of familiar material labels, events & assumtions; like frozen people, famous art, historic wooden boats, preserved corpses, wide spread building disintegration, language from people to parrots – continued (full details)
No nation will be able to meet the challenges of growing the economy and creating jobs in the 21st century without a serious investment in green technology. And no nation — regardless of size or wealth — will be able to escape the impact of climate change. It’s an urgent message many don’t want (full details)
The stakes couldn’t be higher and the rewards are beyond our wildest expectations. It is either our shining moment to claim this opportunity or our dismal failure to relinquish this challenge to the influences of immediate gratification and material greed. Do we go forward like a cork on the tide of (full details)
The general public is getting a very raw deal these days. In fact, what is happening right in the face of all of us is the worst kind of strong armed robbery. What’s left to preserve in a system of laws and policies that promote corporate greed, ignore public welfare, promote convenient denial of r (full details)
I like the quieter tone of holiday political shows. Temporary show hosts don’t have the same ratings stake in generating outrage or stirring up residue from the sediment of our ever bubbling political pot. Watching holiday news on cable TV is like finding a French café at opening time on a slow (full details)
Rush Limbaugh: You are a festering boil on the rectum of society. I want you brought to a head and popped. You are, of course, familiar with ass boils. It’s how you got deferred during ‘Nam.
I’m not an economist, but I can run a company budget & think I have an effective way to make some adjustments to cash flow. Here is what I think of as a balanced solution to an out of balance problem. Banks, Hedge Funds and Financial companies holding and selling mortgage derivatives should pay a f (full details)
You can conjure up a lot of moral outrage about things that happen, but it is very disingenuous to make big noise about small matters and concoct phony rationale about earth shaking blunders.
My advice is to pick your moral causes carefully, they define your character.
Everyone, including the president, is allowed to express their opinion. No one, including the police, can be indemnified against critical opinions. Oh, and I don’t think people have to apologize for their opinions, particularly if those opinions don’t cause measureable harm. On the other hand, pre (full details)
Coal is not an acceptable fuel for energy production. It is extremely damaging to our environment and any more delay in transitioning away from it is not acceptable. The argument that it is cost effective is false, not taking into account the real costs of poison being queued up in holding ponds, ou (full details)
Cheney, the former VP is and has been out of bounds for a long time. He is delusional in his perspectives about the way things are and even more so about what happened in the past. So, when he says that we are not as safe as we were before, he is either lying intentionally or in some Strangelove fan (full details)
Saying it is ok to drive on any side of the street you like doesn’t work. We need government to avoid self destruction. The idea that government is the problem is being exploited for political advantage, for and by politicians who lack moral character. However inappropriate and illogical the tac (full details)
We have a lot to be thankful in the USA. There are reports about famine in Somalia with graphic stories of people picking through animal feces to collect undigested kernels of corn. I’m pulled apart by these heart wrenching conditions. It also occurs to me that travelers are well advised to take (full details)
The whole world is watching us in disbelief. Our irrational behavior, only exceeded by the disingenuous demagoguery used to justify it, is past the point of reasonable patience. The arbitrary, fabricated arguments that make headlines and occupy precious time we allotted to forging solutions for ou (full details)
The last 4 decades have seen a wholesale perversion of the public trust. It has been and is being orchestrated by business and political interests, who are primarily concerned with amassing money and power. We live at a time of confining social structures, high density population and material exce (full details)
Access to higher education for Americans has become more difficult financially and in many cases, impossible. At a time when we are rebuilding our economy, with an eye to the future, we need more trained people, with fresh enthusiasm and new ideas, entering the workforce. Fortunately, the Health C (full details)
The rule of cumulative reluctance: If I have a reasonable position on a single issue, and there is reasonable support- say 60%. I can expect that legislation reflecting that position would advance through congress as expeditiously as possible. If, on the other hand, I have 5 bundled issues I’ve (full details)