The main function of government is to protect the commons—those things that maintain and benefit society as a whole. That’s law and order. Continue reading
Blog Posts and Writings Tagged: education
Blog 135. American Angst Part 3 of 7: Engineered Inequality
America has greater inequality than any other advanced country.
Among the advanced countries of the world, America has the greatest wealth, but also the greatest inequality in wealth. The U.S. ranks 27th out of 27 high-income countries in median wealth per adult. The top 1% took home 22% of all income in 2015. Continue reading
Blog 132. Technology–a bright future?
Technology, like everything else, is changing exponentially. At the human level, can anything change other than who gets richer and who gets poorer? Continue reading
Blog 128. The death-denying celebration
By one account,* Halloween originated in the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sowan, rhymes with cow-an), which marked the end of the harvest season. Costumes provided protection from imagined spirits that came back to life. Continue reading
Blog 127. What’s driving the fast change?
Life is changing exponentially. Does anything change except who gets ahead and who gets behind? Continue reading
Blog 126. The uncommon commons
We have commonly-held assumptions regarding common people, the common good, and especially the common ground. These ideas are drifting away. Even common-law marriage has morphed into being “hooked up.” Continue reading
Blog 124. Telling lies in public
Headline April 22,2017: March for Science:
Protesters gather worldwide to support ‘evidence.’ (CNN)
Scientists lobbying for funds? No. Continue reading
Blog 122. What’s driving us crazy?
I hear folks complain that the overload of information and change is driving us crazy. A phone call used to be a rare interruption. Now, even robo calls “reach out and touch someone.” Continue reading