Oh Yeah, the Volt. Oh well.

General Motors’ release of the new Volt has generated some questions that were addressed in the N Y Times.  I would like to address the answers. Rod Panhard of Maplewood, N.J., asked: Road tests allude that when operating in generator mode, the Volt achieves about 35-38 m.p.g. What if G.M. deployed their weight-saving, rolling-resistance-reducing, and […]

Legend of the Fall: Snapshots of What's Wrong in the Education Debate

Bill Maher presents viewers of his HBO series, Real Time, with a mix of satire and serious considerations of topics and ideas often ignored in our wider public discourse. During his 15 October 2010 episode—with panelists John Legend, Markos Moulitsas, Dana Loesch, and Dan Neil—Maher shifted the discussion to education after identifying the documentary Waiting […]

Podcast: understanding US economic crimes, obvious solutions to unleash trillions

source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com Dr. James Fetzer interviewed me on his radio show and podcast, The Real Deal, in discussion of the central problems and solutions of the US economic crisis. The interview is here.  Dr. Fetzer has published more than 100 articles and reviews, and is author to 20 books in the philosophy of […]

The Rise of the Tea Partiers: A Long Time in Coming

As is always the case during any time of crisis, a far-right, populist movement is developing in the United States. It calls itself the Tea Party, after the famous Boston Tea Party of 1773 – a protest of colonial settlers against British colonialism. Cultural and Political Traditions The cultural and political traditions of any society […]


CENSORED IN 1994: THERE’S A LOT OF MONEY TO BE MADE IN POVERTY Want to know what is the hottest new profit center for big blue-chip corporations like ITT, General Motors, American Express, and others? The acceptable term is “fringe banking,” the less acceptable, but more accurate, term is “loan sharking.” Fringe banks are pawn […]

The Revenge of the Body Snatchers

It reminds me of “The Body Snatchers.”   They sneak around and infiltrate the government so they can take over the country while no one is looking.  They tell you that there is no difference, so necessary to the deadly infection of apathy they are trying to spread.  They turn the people they have converted against […]

Privacy is Passé, so Broadcast Yourself (to Big Brother)

“You had to live – you did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized,” Winston worries in George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984. All Winston yearns for is a place outside of the all-seeing electronic eye of the Telescreen, […]

So, You Think You Have A Chance? Ha!

They move quickly from person to person and present no moving target at which to shoot.  They are like the head of the hydra.  Once the idea takes hold in a person, if you cut that person down at least two more arise in his or her place.   You cannot pin a target on an […]

Columbus Day: A Symbol of American Values

Columbus Day: A Symbol of American Values There are myriad vile symbols floating throughout the American empire. Due to mass governmental programming, most Americans are oblivious to these symbols and just how reprehensible they are. From the image of the Cherokee murderer, Andrew Jackson, on the twenty dollar bill to a bridge in Virginia named […]