Category Archives: Infrastructure

RIP A Bright Future

Below is an article I read on the Popular Science website entitled “Is American Foot-Dragging Pushing the Future Elsewhere?“  This is definitely a poignant description of the status of US investment in research and development, not to mention investment in … Continue reading

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$5 a gallon? Take the train

If anybody has had the misfortune of witnessing the political debates of the past year then you know high speed trains have been brought into the political fray.  Unfortunately, the issue of improving the transportation infrastructure of the United States … Continue reading

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Solar Is The New Coal

Recent reports are predicting that solar power will become as affordable as coal (the cheapest form of electricity in the US and in most the world) as early as 2013.  This is great news but, I can’t help but recall … Continue reading

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The Toxic Profit Motive In The Health Care Industry

A lot of people in the media are arguing about Republican or Democrat efforts to change or eliminate Medicare.  The republicans claim that to eradicate Medicare as we know it is the only way to save the economy.  Oddly, they … Continue reading

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A New Idea: Parking Lots

Normally on this blog you expect to find commentary on politics, society, economics… the social sciences essentially.  Today though, I want to share with you an idea for our physical infrastructure rather than our socio-political. In particular, this post is … Continue reading

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What to Do About Regulation in the US [Repost]

Listening to the radio yesterday, I heard a sound bite from a republican congresswoman who claimed that government enforced regulations on such things as food safety were stifling the economy.  I understand that she feared for the the well being … Continue reading

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What To Do About Regulation In The US

Listening to the radio yesterday, I heard a sound bite from a republican congresswoman who claimed that government enforced regulations on such things as food safety were stifling the economy.  I understand that she feared for the the well being … Continue reading

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The Future of Food

In a previous post I presented a fictional interview that supported the idea of consolidating population in vertical construction.  My personal support of this idea is founded on three main principles: first, vertical construction leaves more land intact.  This means … Continue reading

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Vermont’s Single Payer Experiment

Governor Peter Shumlin earlier signed into law a bill that has the ultimate ambition of implementing Single Payer Health Care for all 620,000 residents of Vermont. Naturally many people are eager to help these efforts fail but the movement is … Continue reading

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Why Liberals Should Support The TEA Party

The TEA Party has generated a lot of attention during it’s short existence.  Nonetheless it has attracted a wide variety of supporters and interest.  From religious extremists to libertarians, conspiracy theorists, or people generally disappointed with the Republican/Democrat status quo, … Continue reading

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