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Economic Sadism

At the time of this writing we are watching the Republicans in Congress trying to pass a tax law that, to this writer anyway, seems like one more chapter in the story of the rich getting richer. We tend to … Continue reading

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Why the Gun Law Strategy Won’t Work, and What Will

Here we are in yet another immediate aftermath of a mass shooting. And once again we hear the beating drum of the liberal side of politics calling for more gun laws. I don’t own a gun, I don’t much like … Continue reading

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My Philosophy Can Beat Up Your Philosophy

Societies are very much like cities, in that, they are not inevitable results of nature; they are products of human design. And while we often feel helpless in the face of current reality, designs– of both cities and societies– can … Continue reading

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Delusions Are Delicious

As an author, artist, and speaker, one of my grandiose ambitions in life is to make some kind of contribution towards making the world a better place. I don’t mean band-aid fixes either. I mean making real systemic changes. While … Continue reading

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Externalizing Evil

So I always hesitate to mention anything Hitler because he garners such immediate gut level responses, but bear with me for a moment. As we struggle now with Russia meddling with our elections, to be fair, Hitler also saw Russia … Continue reading

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The Melting Pot Is Cold

If you go to Italy, you will find all kinds of evidence of the Roman Empire. There’s the Colosseum of course, and the Pantheon– certainly must sees– and any number of Roman temples and ruins of this and that all … Continue reading

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Latest podcast –Break the Business

I am always eager to be a guest on podcasts.  To me, it’s the new borscht belt, a place to try out new material and just polish and reach new audiences.  to that end, I just appeared on a really … Continue reading

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Current Levels of Creativity

So I read an article in the Harvard Business Review today that asked, are the super rich ruining the world’s great cities ?   The article made some statements regarding “levels of creativity” being as high as ever, and I … Continue reading

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Cults, Terrorists, and Teens

When I was 20 years old, I found myself in an unusual situation. I had, at that rather young age, achieved my goal of becoming a professional bass player. In my eager drive to achieve this one goal, however, I … Continue reading

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Emotional Infrastructure

So about 200,000 years ago, the species home sapiens– that is, us– became established. While there weren’t as many of us back then, still, statistically speaking, it stands to reason that at some point in that 195,000 years of unwritten … Continue reading

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