A post-holiday bulletin: government fear-mongering makes us less prepared!

Summary:  We've survived yet another brush with death from terror, although we disregarded the barrage of warnings on cable news to wet our pants on command of the FBI. There are lessons from this, if we wish to learn. Fear-mongering makes us less prepared for the eventual attack.  This is a post-holiday follow-up to Prepare … Continue reading A post-holiday bulletin: government fear-mongering makes us less prepared!

Germany’s treatment of Greece shows what the Right wants us to become

Summary: The Greek-eurozone tale is a common one, much like that of America's inner cities. As usual, the Right begins its tightening with the weak and poorly behaved. People are told that they deserve their harsh fate.  But it doesn't end with them, as austerity is a medicine always requiring another dose.  {1st of 2 … Continue reading Germany’s treatment of Greece shows what the Right wants us to become

The Greek crisis shows Europe’s 1% winning, just like their cousins in America

Summary: Previous posts reported economists' explaining the roots of the Greek crisis, so unlike the simple morality play in the newspapers. This post looks at its politics, a narrative of victory by Europe's 1%, a milestone on their 2-centuries-long quest to destroy the Left. Progress requires sacrifices, so examples have to be made -- such … Continue reading The Greek crisis shows Europe’s 1% winning, just like their cousins in America

Independence Day Inspiration: make it meaningful!

Summary; Today we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, a a milestone on the march to American independence. But we should also remember that journey's now almost lost beginning -- events equally heroic but more relevant and inspirational to us today.  {1st of 2 posts today.} "We have spent the prime of our lives in procuring … Continue reading Independence Day Inspiration: make it meaningful!