Monthly Archives: April 2015

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble

We saw Jane Goodall the other night as part of a university lecture series. Her visit was controversial because she wanted to talk about the danger of GMO’s as well as her signature topic of chimpanzees. Goodall has been touring … Continue reading

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Stupid Rich

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Acquiescence

We live in a second Gilded Age where fabulous wealth and grinding poverty exist uneasily. In this milieu, American elites have largely come to rely on advertising, public relations and propaganda, rather than force, as a means of controlling a restless … Continue reading

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Externalities

Powerful US corporations socialize the costs of doing business and privatize the profits. In economic speak, this socialization of costs is described as an externality. If such things as exploitation of labor, income inequality, and environmental destruction were forced to be … Continue reading

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