Theory & Debate

The Strangers Among Us

I recently read Stranger in a Strange Land.  A stunning piece of literature, a book everyone should read, probably twice. More than anything else, what I take from this book is that we need change.  Radical change.  We have been complacent in every part of the world for far too long.  There are leaders among us (perhaps I am one,... [Read more of this review]

Reading – Nudge

Not a lot has happened here recently.  Part of the reason is that the general state of politics, the economy, the world, and news of it was rather depressing.  So, for the most part I simply withdrew from it. In that time I have done quite a bit of reading which has left me with a plethora of thought and ideas.  Nudge (Thaler & Sunstein)... [Read more of this review]

Conflict: Work Ethic

Throughout the ages, there have always been differences between the generations, but never has there been such a classic struggle for the future of democracy, when… BABY BOOMERS vs GEN X collide! Today’s conflict: “You don’t work hard enough” vs. “There is no golden retirement watch, get over it” As a child, I have fond memories of riding... [Read more of this review]

Is our democracy up to the task?

Economic, social challenges are mounting up By Richard D. Lamm and Dottie V. Lamm reprinted with authors’ permission “It wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” - Founding father John Adams We believe that a new, profoundly disturbing question has arisen in American public policy: Is our... [Read more of this review]

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Articles & news

Your Dollars at Work

Lost in the vociferous debate being waged between congressional democrats and the... 

Mental Health and Tragedies

When any tragedy occurs we wonder how it happened. This becomes an especially relevant... 

Mass Media and Violent Events

The media is our resource for fast and informative news. With a growing number of... 

Thoughts on Wealth and Democracy

By: Joel Dyar The role of wealth in strengthening or subverting democratic systems... 

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Other News

A Predictable Paradox

My recent comments on Nudge are supplemented by two other books I have recently read. The... 

The State of Sustainable Democracy

Obviously not a lot of content is making it to the site at the moment.  Right... 

All Gone!?

Yes, everything got deleted. This was on purpose (and was mentioned in previous... 

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