A side-splitting assessment of the Trump administration that has me rolling on the floor.
Death by Supermarket: The Fattening, Dumbing Down, and Poisoning of America , by Nancy Deville is an important work that summarizes many of the problems with the American food supply, and takes corporations to task for creating and perpetuating the problem. Here’s the 5-star review I posted at Amazon.
An open letter requesting an expansion of the FDA charter to cover the long-term effects of foods and drugs.
A message I sent to President Obama today, at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact. It’s terrific to have a President and staff who understand how to use technology! (If you agree with the thoughts described here, please take a moment to go to that page and express yourself — no matter who is currently in office.)
An Essay on Personal Responsibility
There is a common sentiment that when it comes to health and what to eat, people should simply “know better”. But that stance has some serious flaws…
On paper, America’s corporate tax rate is the highest in the world. But the reality is far different, with American corporations paying the lowest taxes of all industrial countries. This article evaluates the arguments, and provides persuasive evidence for the conclusions it reaches.
The corporation is the most powerful engine of progress ever devised. Ungoverned, it is also the most powerful engine of destruction. Like a chainsaw, it can do a lot of great work for you — or it can rip off your leg. The trick is for American citizens and employees who run those companies to regain control of them.
When you’re losing, change the game. That’s the first maxim of game theory. Corporations have been “gaming the system” for decades. It’s time to change the game, so the political system once again values people more than profits. Doing so could restore the tremendous economy and high standard of living of the 1950’s, while retaining the benefits of modern technology.
If the biggest problem we face is money going into the political system, then the second biggest problem has to be the money coming out of it. Those two trends could almost offset each other, except for one thing: The money going in goes to politicians and their parties. The money coming out comes from our tax dollars — and the waste of our tax dollars makes it impossible for government to do many of the things it should be doing.
Gerrymandering is an insidious manipulation of district boundaries to predetermine the outcome of elections. It MUST be eliminated to preserve democracy.