My group at work is supposed to grow fast and there is a real concern that we will fragment and knowledge will be lost. I argue below that this is inevitable and largely unavoidable. But, more to the point, it’s probably not worth avoiding. And when it is worth avoiding? Know that you will need … ∞
For more years than I can count the ACLU has been the foundation of my giving each year. This year will be different, the ACLU will no longer serve as the foundation of my giving. The purpose of this letter is to explain why. My goal is not to convince you, ACLU, that I’m right, … ∞
We learn so much drivel in school and via the press that once you do manage to peak behind the curtain and start to understand the truth it can be quite overwhelming to realize how much you you need to un-learn and then really learn. Noam Chomsky has written an excellent article that outlines a … ∞
Chris Hedges wrote an outstanding article that gives great insight into the mechanics that is destroying our planet, our economy and our politics.
This of course depends on what tyranny means. The general definition is ‘the arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power‘. To me the key term is ‘unrestrained’. In the United States we theoretically have three co-equal branches of government that are supposed to check each other. But those checks appear to have failed. As evidence just … ∞
In understanding the current debt ‘crises’ one needs to understand that it’s all a show. A manufactured crises to enable both sides to push for radical changes that they otherwise didn’t believe they could get through. As FactCheck explains the debt ceiling has been regularly raised 78 times since the 1960s and in fact we … ∞
Here is a compelling summary of some of the key events in the last few years that show just how far the rule of law has been abrogated in America.
In light of the Supreme Court’s decision that corporations have first amendment rights it’s worth addressing the question – do corporations have rights? Thankfully this is one of the more trivial legal questions (really). The answer is no.
For a long time now I’ve been convinced that America democracy is dying, if not dead. Our will to be a great democracy got broken somewhere along the line. Instead, all the evidence shows me that this country works exclusively for the small ruling elite who run the world’s corporations.
TechCrunch claims that Yahoo!'s handing over data on a Chinese journalist to the Chinese government was, on balance, appropriate behavior. What I believe TechCrunch completely misses the point on is that Yahoo!, of its own free will, made the decision to become a 40% owner of a Chinese company that hosted sensitive personal information within … ∞