Monthly Archives: July 2009

The ‘Free Market’ Promise

Once again, proponents of ‘free market’ economics are trying to convince the public that there is no need for regulatory intervention in business matters. Currently, this argument is being used for two topics: health care reform and consumer protection in … Continue reading

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Paying for What We Want

As Americans, I think we need to decide how we’re going to pay for the things we want. I know…I know…what a terribly quaint and dated idea! Somehow we’ve gotten ourselves into a culture of debt where it’s simply accepted … Continue reading

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A Balanced Democracy

Political soul-searching is impossible for practicing politicians. Once we as individual citizens realize this simple point, we can start asking the tough questions they can’t afford to ask. It’s my feeling that a dramatic political reorganization is looming on the … Continue reading

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A Balancing Act

It’s deep in our DNA to hunt for and then to gather what we need and want. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that we sometimes hunt with a little too much force and that we sometimes gather far more … Continue reading

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Why Bother?

This is probably not the best time to address this question, but what the heck!? It’s probably not the worst time either. It’s almost midnight on a warm summer evening…listening to the sound of water flowing in our small waterfall … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Action

I’ve been thinking a lot about the mess our communities, our states, our country and our world is in. I wonder if the adults of the early 1930s recognized the hardships their shortsightedness and negligence would cause their children…I wonder … Continue reading

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