Category Archives: Poli/Econ

Why Do Poor People Vote Against Their Best Interests?


Occasionally I find a really cogent opinion in my local paper, http://www.vcreporter.com.  The topic is one that continually bubbles to the top of  my consciousness.   Why DO some people choose to vote against their best interests?  Surely anyone at or … Continue reading

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US Racing Industry Selling Doped Horses Abroad for Human Consumption


Being a child of WWII I recall eating horse meat after the war.  I couldn’t really tell the the difference because being of tender years I didn’t have much gastronomic perspective and the only difference I could discern was that … Continue reading

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Is Higher Education Becoming a Hi-Tech Trade School?


In Britain, an Assault on Academic Values November 29, 2012, 11:31 am The following is a guest post by Thomas Docherty, a professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Warwick and a member of the steering committee for the Council … Continue reading

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Oil vs Belize’s Sarstoon-Temash National Park: Guess Who Wins?


Sometimes things are inevitable if lamentable. Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam is vital to the country’s electric needs.  Oil drilling in Belize’s Sarstoon Temash National Park is not.  Designated as a protected wetlands by the Ramsar Convention in 2005 (http://ramsar.wetlands.org/) the area … Continue reading

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Norquist 2012: Fade to Grey Specter?


I have long questioned the ability of an ideological sophist (lobbyist) to influence (blackmail) the representatives of we, the people, to vote against the interests of the people in order to remain our representatives.  The people’s house, the house of … Continue reading

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The Battle Over Austerity: Where Is It Going?


 November 14th was a date for Europeans to get some attention for the condition of society on the other side of the Atlantic.  For many Americans Europe might as well be on the other side of the planet instead of … Continue reading

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Charlemagne and the Ashkenazi Jews in the 9th Century


An interesting post by Delancyplace.com   Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In today’s selection – in the 9th century CE, the great Charlemagne himself … Continue reading

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