Monthly Archives: April 2009

Why the “Tea Parties” Might Be Right

Okay, I have to admit how appalled I was in watching the news coverage of the recent “tea parties”…the much hyped ‘grass-roots’ demonstrations that were pretty much organized and orchestrated by the neo-conservative community with help from some major media … Continue reading

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Talking about the News Media Again

Public solutions to thorny problems require accurate, unbiased, accessible and timely information. Unfortunately, our current media markets aren’t finding that the production and distribution of this kind of information is profitable. Because the companies that have provided us with first-class … Continue reading

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Values in Public Deliberation

I had to chuckle when I read one comment to a recent piece…it questioned in a humorous way how we could get our neighbors to feel comfortable with any ‘touchy-feely’ emotional methods as part of an NIF forum. I think … Continue reading

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An Evolutionary Approach to Moral Judgment

Sometimes…rarely…a news article creates an immediate ‘of course’ experience. I think we’ve all had these moments when we hear or read something that resonates so deeply with our personal experience and history that it is welcomed like an old friend. … Continue reading

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A Diversified Economy

How many times have you heard someone say, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? When it comes to personal investing, I think most of us already know that this is very good advice in risk management, but we … Continue reading

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Paying a “Living Price” for Everything

In the April 1 Op-Ed by Thomas Friedman in the NY Times, a long-overdue proposition was put forward–the price we pay for things is not necessarily the ‘right’ price for the economy or for the planet. The examples given are … Continue reading

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