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The End of Democracy capitalism government life Aug 05, 2022

The Lincoln Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so...

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The Government-Medical-Media Complex life May 06, 2021

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination...

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Fixation on symptoms, ignoring root causes... life Apr 25, 2021

The seemingly insurmountable crises we face today appear to be poised to plunge the world into chaos and possibly the extinction of the human race.

  • Climate change and it’s massive social, geographic, and political consequences
  • Political paralysis between right and left
  • Racism
  • ...
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Success by Design business design Apr 10, 2021

Everything ever created by human beings whether tangible or intangible was designed often badly, but occasionally with astonishing power and elegance. Sometimes with nefarious intent, sometimes altruistic, often just for commercial benefit.

In our culture we tend to equate design with things that...

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Codes to Live By... life Apr 10, 2021

A charming article in the NY Times this morning caught my attention.

In the Opinion section, April 10, 2021 The Codes that Drive our Lives is the article if you have access to the NYT.

These were all letters written in by readers, and while all were meaningful, three in particular I thought were...

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