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High Taxes and American Greatness

The Golden Era of American Greatness occurred in large part thanks to the highest taxes in U.S. history, as shown in the graph below [1]. Those taxes paid for an unprecedented national infrastructure, massive technological innovations, advanced education, a relatively … Continue reading

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Guns, Media, and Money

The United States was built upon five things that are biting us hard in the ass right now: 1. A literally religious mythology of divine favor. 2. A culture founded entirely upon buying and selling goods. 3. A revolution conducted … Continue reading

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“Not Part of the 99%”? You’re Fooling Yourself

“I’m not part of the 99%.” That’s the catch-phrase of a counter-protest that misunderstands the entire nature of the Occupy movement. Buying the lies that 99% activists are just a bunch of unemployed hippies looking for handouts, people like the … Continue reading

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Economics, Knowledge & Power

Especially these days, all Americans should be required to take a real-world Economics course – in high school if not earlier. I’m not talking about “Home Ec,” that throwback to women-in-the-kitchen days that (last I knew) offers some practical household … Continue reading

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Profits, Pirates, and the Bottom Line

  Here’s a random thought on business management, informed by decades as both an employee and a business owner:   A large portion of American business practices (and non-American business practices, as well) are driven by an erroneous concept of “the … Continue reading

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Natural Impulses, Young Animals, Shadow Manifestations, and the Nature of Maturity

As I often discuss with both my partner Sandra Buskirk, my girlfriend Coyote Ward, and our buddy Kelly Berger, the major (and fairly recent) disconnect between our animal natures and the technological world we have created in the last 2 1/2 centuries … Continue reading

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Reckoning Day for the Corporate Citizen

(Originally posted in mid-2011, shortly after the Occupy Wall Street protests had begun, this post’s original appearance had garnered over 20,000 views and almost 1000 Shares. Subsequent events have made the article even more pertinent than it was when it was … Continue reading

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