A Frightening Piece On Policing.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-05-04/news/the-nypd-tapes-inside-bed-stuy-s-81st-precinct/ http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/414/right-to-remain-silent?act=2#play I came across this story on a radio program called This American Life, it presented information from a piece reported by Graham Rayman in the May 4th 2010 edition of The Village Voice. The piece detailed how police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded his days at work for the NYPD. […] Read more »

Where Are We In The Trend?

The move for popular uprisings doesn’t seem to be abating in any way with protests in Brazil and the recent actions in Egypt. I think that developed countries are probably holding their breath on this one, wondering when and if such radicalism will appear domestically. It was about a year […] Read more »

Stabilization Without Change.

When The Great Depression occurred the first presidential election saw the U.S. elect a visionary and populist leader, one who instituted broad reforms and aggressively sought to change the way the financial community operated. These reforms helped maintain many decades of economic stability. Then the reforms began being rolled back, […] Read more »

What Are We Really Bailing Out?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/business/dont-blink-or-youll-miss-another-bank-bailout.html I won’t go into the details of the piece linked to above from the 2/16/2013 NY Times by Gretchen Morgenson other than to say it is another example of the Fed throwing buckets of money at people it favors, rather I would like to think about what is actually […] Read more »

Sister Justice.

Recently I was listening to a fine lecture by Margaret Atwood on debt. This lecture, or more precisely series of lectures, covers not just financial debt, but moral debts, debts to the planet, etc. During one of the lectures she in passing brings up the archetype of justice which has […] Read more »

Gun Control.

The horrific shooting in Newtown Connecticut in which 20 small children and 6 adults were murdered, some shot up to 11 times, had a profound impact on the U.S. I personally cannot remember an event shaking the country so deeply, I think you may need to go back to the assassination […] Read more »