Category Archives: Worldly matters

The affairs of Earth

How Kids Become Happy, Responsible Adults… or Not

What’s the biggest influence on our attitudes, personalities, and behavior patterns as we grow from childhood to adulthood? Most of us would probably say parenting, but after some digging I’ve found that many forces shape our growing lives… and our parents might play a surprisingly small role. Continue reading

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Best Political Formula Ever

Here’s the best possible formula for freedom and regulation in human society:
Distinguish between noble and savage human behavior. Closely regulate the latter, while setting noble human behavior free to work its magic in society and throughout the world. Continue reading

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Overcoming Our Oil Addiction (Fixing America 12)

To overcome America’s oil addiction, maybe we can learn a few things from the 12-Step program, which has the greatest track record in the world for recovery among addicts and alcoholics. If it works for addicted individuals, maybe it could work for an addicted society. Let’s borrow of few of the program’s time-proven principles, which have restored sanity and peace to the lives of countless individuals, and adjust them for society…. Continue reading

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Is the Rich 1 Percent More Destructive Than the Other 99? (Fixing America 11)

The richest 1 percent of Americans not only have more wealth than the bottom 90 percent (read more)… they also do more damage…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (10): Marching Toward the End Time

My research suggests we’re approaching the end of the Second Epoch… and it won’t be the first time humanity has experienced an “end time.”… Conditions on Earth today are destabilizing quickly when you consider geography, morality, politics and, I’m sure, various other gauges… all of which suggest that we may indeed be on the threshold of the next end time. Continue reading

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Fixing America (9): A Comprehensive Solution

A Basic income program supplemented by a wealth tax may sound too good to be true… or too radical to be accepted… but as I assimilate the idea in my mind month after month, the more certain I become that it will work and work well…. Continue reading

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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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Protecting Earth from the Wrath of Marduk

Last fall a contingent of astronauts and cosmonauts visited the United Nations in New York to urge international collaboration in setting up a defense system to protect Earth from getting struck by asteroids… shrapnel from an explosion, some 4 billion years ago, of a planet called Marduk. The fact that the Babylonians had a god of the same name was probably not mere coincidence…. Continue reading

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Fixing America (8): Being a Noble Force

So in dire times, when it seems like the end of the road, it’s really just a fork, or crossroads. One way leads to expediency, the other to eternity…. 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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