Cynical about Political Cynicism

April 29, 2010 / 0 comments

I have grown weary of whiny journalists and pundits who have such a limited understanding of history and narrow appreciation of things in this country that have worked and worked very well. Point One: wholesale political changeover equals waste in terms of training new politicos to do a job that takes (by my own estimation)…

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Make Detroit our new China

January 22, 2010 / 0 comments

OC METRO> UCI’s Policano: Make Detroit our new China. Difficult times breed novel ideas. I like Policano’s idea of sourcing work back to the American industrial center. But not just manufacturing jobs, I think new incentives could drive a whole range of services back in-country with two benefits: ONE: obviously, we get more people back…

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Freelance Writers Feel The Crash of the “Creative Class”

January 22, 2010 / 1 comment

In our cost-driven, sped up world we’ve crashed into the culture of good enough. But is it good enough? What do we lose when we don’t reward excellence? The downturn in the writing market has been rolling along for quite some time. When I first wrote this post back in 2010, I was looking retrospectively from 2007…

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On the quiet, the US is legalising marijuana – Times Online

November 2, 2009 / 0 comments

On the quiet, the US is legalising marijuana – Times Online. I just read this article and commented elsewhere that the problem with the American “War on Drugs” was that it was more about controlling people than actually trying to control access. The only accomplishment was waste: billions of dollars and millions of lives. At…

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