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eric-stone's picture
Mar.27.2009
That's one quadrillion dollars. I've never seen that figure used before this morning. Hernando de Soto, author of one of my favorite economic books: The Mystery of Capital, used it in an op-ed piece in today's Wall St. Journal. Apparently, that's the amount that the Bank for International...
bob-levin's picture
Mar.18.2009
For a guy who left it to his mother to keep him in socks and underwear through college, I became a damn good shopper. In the seventies, when I worked in San Francisco, I marked my pocket calendar at the start of each year with the dates when the good men’s clothing stores cut prices. And when I say...
julia-stein's picture
Mar.16.2009
Obama has made a disastrous choice of Larry Summers as one of his lead economic advisors. Summers has been for decades a right-wing economist advocating deregulation, ‘free trade,” sweatshops, and privatization--economic policies that resulted in economic collapse in numerous countries including...
victoria-zackheim's picture
Mar.10.2009
Obama won, he's burning the midnight whatever-people-burn-now-that-candles-are-deemed-bad-for-the-eyes and, despite what a few aging white men declare, he just might succeed. So why am I occasionally beset by just a wee hint of bitterness? Do any of those guys (yes, I do mean Republicans) take...
brian-mckee's picture
Feb.17.2009
So where are we, politically speaking? Well, I'll tell you where we aren't. Hope for Change has fizzled, despite the new leaders promises, intent and attempts. We haven't ended any wars. We haven't fixed our economic crunch. Oh blah blah blah. Its easy to complain about the obvious. I'd like to...
julia-stein's picture
Feb.08.2009
Republicans With Support Of Feinstein & Feingold Eliminate Funding To Aquariums, zoos, golf courses, swimming pools, community parks, museums, theater, art centers and highway buautificationfrom Americans for the ArtsFebruary 6, 2009Breaking NewsThis afternoon the U.S. Senate, during their...
michael-lipsey's picture
Dec.15.2008
This was a good year for epigrammists. Politics and the economy were going up, down and sideways. Plenty of the best and worst of human nature was in evidence. Out with the old and in with the new might be coming true. We can only hope. I've completed my second book of epigrams and am well into my...
ray-murray's picture
Nov.24.2008
Making The World A Better Place My work requires me to facilitate Higher Level Thinking and also to employ Whole Systems Thinking in order to find truly effective solutions to a huge range of problems faced by indviduals, groups, organizations, communities, even nations and the world as a whole....
dale-estey's picture
Nov.10.2008
Big Library Cuts in Philadelphia As municipalities across the country face large gaps in their budget, Philadelphia is taking "drastic new steps" to face the "economic storm" that include closing 11 of the 54 branch libraries that comprise the Free Library of Philadelphia....
amy-d-shojai's picture
Nov.01.2008
I will finish the first draft of the novel this month. No excuses. I've taken steps to streamline existing deadlines, and plan to say "no" to any extras this month. So weekends will be devoted to the columns and blogs, once a month I'll do the Pet Peeves newsletter and radio gigs, and...