Monthly Archives: September 2009

The collapse of…socialism?

More bad economic news arrived today. Nevermind that it refers to last year; it is still pretty bad and makes me wonder what has happened since then. The overall national median income dropped by nearly 4%. And worse, still, income gaps … Continue reading

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Addressing the Climate Threat

Climate change is a big deal. Everyone (except for those who still believe it isn’t really happening, and perhaps still smoke for health reasons) wants to seem like they are doing something about it. The UN just launched an effort to mobilize … Continue reading

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Euskal Herria, ho!

Three weeks from tomorrow, I will be flying to Bilbao, Spain. That will be my long-awaited arrival in the Basque Homeland, Euskal Herria, and my gateway to Mondragon. I don’t remember when I first heard of these co-ops, but it … Continue reading

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Me and the Daily Kos (DTR)

Please pardon my recent silence. The past two weeks have been a wild combination of school starting up, taking a little vacation to my previous residence of Olympia, and several days incommunicado while on a road trip to the Western … Continue reading

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Best bike fix ever!(!!)

To begin, a confession: I do not take very good care of my bicycle. I tend to let problems go on way too long, figuring that as long as the thing still rolls, I might as well not get my … Continue reading

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The sky is not (yet) falling

I need to clarify my previous post, on the cheery subject of banking industry shenanigans. It seems that I was a little sloppy, apparently not putting enough energy into clearly making and stating my case. In particular, I failed to … Continue reading

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