Becoming better informed won’t help. Here’s a small easy step towards political change.

Summary:  You can make a difference by taking small steps towards political reform for America. In a few hundred words this post takes you to a conclusions that might change how you see US politics. I believe you will find it worth the journey.  {1st of 2 posts today.} Pouring more water on a rock … Continue reading Becoming better informed won’t help. Here’s a small easy step towards political change.

Reforms are coming to America’s police, either with them or over them. Which?

Summary: For decades people have written about our unjust criminal justice system, dysfunctional in many ways from the arbitrary and unsupervised power of district attorneies down to our 3rd world-like prisons (e.g., overcrowding, run by gangs, with routine rape). However it worked sufficiently well for our elites to remain stable and repel criticisms. The people … Continue reading Reforms are coming to America’s police, either with them or over them. Which?

An example of the mad climate change debate, showing America’s dysfunctionality

Summary: In 2008 I first wrote about the climate change public policy debate as an example of the increasing dysfunctionality of America's ability to see, understand, and act upon our changing world. Despite the attention of our most intelligent and educated people, the problem has grown worse. This post provides yet another example, ground-level reporting … Continue reading An example of the mad climate change debate, showing America’s dysfunctionality

Prepare for cyberwar: today’s are small compared to what’s coming

Summary: Here's a brief look at the state of cyber-conflicts. The first ones have run their course; from them we can guess at the outlines of the larger ones to come. As with nukes and drones, America has laid a path for others to follow. We've been bold and innovative, but lawless. We might regret … Continue reading Prepare for cyberwar: today’s are small compared to what’s coming

We worry about rule-breaking by the underclass, not the upper class

Summary: The daily press gives us lurid tales of the underclass breaking social norms, but seldom does so about the more serious lost professionalism that helps the upper class. Before we tinker with American society to reverse our rising inequality, we should understand the processes that created this problem. I believe we not only don't … Continue reading We worry about rule-breaking by the underclass, not the upper class