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arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.22.2014
I used to love the original “Star Trek,” each episode a short course in cultural anthropology. The Enterprise traipsed through outer space, often stumbling across civilizations running on a distorted operating system that oppressed some inhabitants to benefit others. The distortions being...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.16.2013
Corporations are people. It's the new meme.  Rich with holes, this could be the newest Swiss cheese. Birthers scream for President Barack Obama's birth certificate.  They've rejected the ones presented, no matter who presented it or the venue, and dispute the Supreme Court's ruling on the...
dixie-swanson's picture
Aug.14.2013
  We’ve all had them: bad weeks. Everything you touch goes wrong. Sometimes you’re the windshield, and sometimes you’re the bug. You are the bug for that week.  After my week in Computer Hell, I got a survey from my major tormentor asking how they did in resolving my problem. That told...
allan-goldstein's picture
Aug.06.2013
            What is the matter with profit?  Profit is the wondrous invention that has brought us all the miracles of our capitalist world, right?             But there is something...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jul.29.2012
It's happened to you and it's happened to me. The car goes in because there's a noise in the engine and the minute you pull into the repair bay the mechanic starts adding up random numbers in his head. He needs to get braces for his youngest girl's teeth and his son needs new shoes and football...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.26.2012
There are some pithy observations here about Kafka's pithy observations as regards the ways of men and the world. Kafka knew the nightmare world of government and corporate bureaucracies because he spent most of his working life within a combination of both. He was a star lawyer for a quasi...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.26.2012
So here in America, where we're more enlightened than the rest of the world, we have decided that corporations are people. Of course, we must now ask, what sort of people are they? When I think of the corporation as a person, most strike me as white men, middle-aged and conservative. They drive...
mark-biskeborn's picture
Oct.06.2010
They are mammoth carnivores, dark power brokers, and, as proven time and again, without tough governing, they devour the earth, seduce public officials, and prey on human greed. They can hold everyone in their crushing jaws, smash innovation in one sweep of their tails, and pack off entire nations...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Jun.08.2010
All the buzz about the primary results in California, and across the country, tonight are about how this may yet be the "year of the woman," but one thing comes across loud and clear from California, this is certainly the year of the corporations. As of June 8, the Republican nominee for...
arlene-goldbard's picture
May.18.2010
At times like this spring, when I've been on the move and meeting deadlines pretty much non-stop, my policy of blogging only when the spirit sparks me tends to bog down. Life takes on a hamster-wheel quality, and the poor pooped hamster has few insights worth sharing. My favorite philosopher,...