Ready? It was a lack of regulation that killed the Dodo…
I wrote this letter to David Leonhardt at the N.Y. Times, in response to the question he posed after Trump withdrew the U.S. from the single most important coalition the world has formed to prevent climate change — the Paris climate accord. His question: “What would a more politically persuasive message about climate change sound like?”
We are not at war! But the pretense that we are is being used to erode fundamental American liberties. And the American public is going along with it. Worse, the Left has been complicit in the process.
The American Medical Association should be sued. A successful lawsuit would improve medical practice considerably, and it could even reduce malpractice costs.
From the Right Use of Technology Department: It has never been easier to contact your elected officials…
I just learned that Mitch McConnell has rejected calls for a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Trump team’s ties to Russia, and Russian interference in our election. But as much as Trump should be impeached, and deserves to be impeached, and as much as we need a special investigator to examine his ties with Russia, I’m afraid that the Left is underestimating the corporate desire to tear down the American Government.
AKA: State Funding of Religious Schools is a Terrible Idea
I saw an excellent YouTube ad for the Federalist Society, that presented what seemed on the surface to be a fair and balanced view of an issue I was interested in. The ad had the tag: “Debate – Discuss – Decide”. It sounded good. So I went to their site. Alas, I was misled.
Can it be Stopped?
The world is heading towards a new feudal age run by corporations and the wealthy elite. It’s possible we can prevent that outcome, but only if we harness Web technology in ways that let us take charge of democracy…Now!
The thesis of this book, in a nutshell, can be stated as follows:
Problem: Money in politics.
Solution: A trust network for voting advice.
As I wrote in How I Became a Health and Political Activist, it was a long time before I realized just how much damage was being to done to American health by our food supply. Once I did, I became a health activist. From there, it was only a matter of time until I understood how corporate control of our political systems makes it virtually impossible to solve the problems. At that point, I became a political activist — or, more accurately, a proponent of political reforms.