Tag Archives: Change

Can An Economy Based On Construction Really Work?

Some of the latest reports in the media are focusing on statistics associated with new home construction and foreclosures.  The news points to a slight rise in new home starts and a fall in foreclosures while homebuilder expectations are dropping … 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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Word of the Day: Sortition

The United States ranks 22nd on the corruptions perceptions index, behind such countries as Hong Kong, Iceland, and Qatar. For a nation that once prided itself as the greatest in the world, this is a tragic figure. Our sliding position … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Recuse Onself?

Perhaps you’ve never heard the word ‘recuse’ before. According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, recuse means “to disqualify (oneself) as judge in a particular case; broadly : to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest.” Generally, we hear … Continue reading

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A New Political Alternative

Looking for a third party candidate to vote for next year? Then check out Americans Elect 2012. Read this story on Popular Science to learn about the effort and then check out the website here.

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Collective Bargaining Rights: Who Needs Them?

THIS IS A REPOST FROM APRIL- Despite the fact that Nicaragua has invaded Costa Rica (a subject the mass media continues to largely ignore), I’m going to address another contemporary issue: the battle against collective bargaining rights. At present the … 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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RIP US Military

Several pieces of news have arisen in the past weeks which, when coupled with past news developments, reveal a clear trend in US martial policy away from traditional military action toward a covert and highly unregulated tactical structure.  In essence, … Continue reading

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