Billionaires mold our schools to produce better help in a New America

Summary: During the past thirty years conservatives have worked to dismantle the institutions that produced the prosperous middle class after WW2. Decades of starve-the-beast funding have weakened colleges (along with other social factors). Now our plutocrats have begun the last phase, rebuilding schools to produce narrowly trained technicians to work in a New America. A … Continue reading Billionaires mold our schools to produce better help in a New America

Why Americans should love Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – we live there

Rivendell in "Lord of the Rings."

Summary:  We can all learn much from reading Lord of the Rings about the new America now emerging.  A stratified society, with great and small people.  Tolkien, ever the realist, shows how the small people can prosper in the 21st century -- as America comes to resemble Middle Earth. Always on the top of my reading list … Continue reading Why Americans should love Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – we live there