Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: society

‘The greatest purveyor of violence in the world’

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

The essentials of life

Humanity must find ways to make itself more humane and less human.

Inequality and the coronavirus

Or how to destroy American society from the top down.

When politicians turn immigration into a ‘crisis,’ entire societies suffer

A look at Sicily, where political restrictions on immigration are taking their toll on local residents as well as immigrants.

Let’s find many ways to share the goods of our society

Ideas can improve society. But they can also be destructive.

Learning the power of lies

Facts vs. falsehoods in the age of Trump.

What a society designed for well-being looks like

Economic justice goes a long way toward improving mental health up and down the socioeconomic ladder.

Thieves in the suites

After all, some of society's most inventive minds are flimflammers, Ponzi-schemers, gamers and embezzlers.

Our racial and ethnic roots in all their tangled diversity are...

Trumpian white supremacy has it all wrong.

Signs of a Dying Society

While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who...

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.