How can global warming produce more extreme winter storms? Or extreme cold spells? Why are the climate scientists concerned that civilization might collapse?
Humanity currently faces a test, a test to determine how many of us survive the next 100 years.
Why would an ordinary person become an activist? Why would an ordinary person risk being fired or arrested or killed for some cause?
Victor Frankl, after surviving Hitler’s death camps, wondered why some kept on and others simply gave up and died? Frankl said that our drive for meaning, or in his words the “will to meaning”, is our most powerful motivation and is what sustains us in extremity. We want our lives to count for something. We want to be connected to something…
A General Systems Law: Complex systems such as economies go through cycles of peaks and valleys. A Rule for Good Government: Governments should increase their spending when the economy is faltering and should cut their spending when the economy is booming. The boom periods would be restrained somewhat and the downturns would be ameliorated. This would tend to stabilize the economy.
My friend John was downsized out of his job about a year ago. He ended up working for Walmart for a fraction of his previous salary. A few months after starting at Walmart, John said “I never realized being poor takes so much time. It takes me hours to get to work. Any little errand takes more hours. And the bus…
My local newspaper reported on two privatization scams in the last week. The state of Virginia is privatizing some of our roads and tunnels and apparently the local governments have no say in the matter.
Coyotes are solitary critters and can’t stand against a foe that is bigger than they are. Wolves are pack animals that can and do defeat even grizzly bears. The monied interests that have captured our congress is at least a grizzly bear.
Bank of America just got a slap on the wrist for reportedly stealing something on the order of 4.5 billion dollars from its debit card customers. How do banks routinely break the law and get away with it?
This is the true story of how Big Bank Bully (BBB) and Fit Financial Firm (FFF) tried to screw me over and how, after a long struggle, I beat them.