Category Archives: Politics and Economics

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They Just Don’t Get It – 2014 Q1

A quarterly roundup of news, first quarter 2014 Continue reading

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Fixing America (7): Contending with Savage Forces

Can we really commit to a noble bearing while living in this noble-savage world? If we do, what are the rewards and consequences of that commitment? If we’re loving and trusting, will we be a force of peace, or will we simply be ground up by the savage forces around us?…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (6): Restoring a Good Reputation

After World War II, America seemed poised to usher in a new golden age of moral integrity, innovation, international support, and good will… joining with other countries to forge the United Nations, giving foreign aid to poor countries, spreading truth through an interpretive, investigative media… and then something shifted…. Continue reading

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Notable News of 2013

Here are some of the news stories that jumped out at me this year, along with lots of links to great articles… and a few reflections of my own…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (5): Basic Income and the Fertility Rate

The yellows, oranges, reds and purples indicate countries with precarious population growth, which would have to be gotten under control before Basic Income (or any other economic solution) would really help…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (4): A Wrap-Up of Basic Income and Wealth Tax

A wealth tax coupled with a basic income program would ensure that the poor, many of whom are now homeless and/or drowning in debt, would get their heads above water while the brunt of the tax burden would be carried by the rich, who can afford it. It would quickly bridge the ugly chasm between America’s super rich and super poor. This is probably the most rational and just solution to America’s current economic crisis: A basic income program funded by a wealth tax…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (3): More Thoughts on Basic Income

The more I learn about wealth and poverty and the human mind, the more excited I become about instituting a Basic Income program here in the States…. Continue reading

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