Knows where it is. Long live Mother Jones. They know they cannot fix all of the new forms of corruption destroying American democracy, but they are going to give it a try. You already know this to be their honest work, so click here to make a tax-free donation to the Corruption Project. The goal … Continue reading Looking for Sunshine?
HELP ME At the end of each month, a selection of Tweets by organizations working under general headings are prepared to take a "pulse" of sorts. The Tweet-O-Rama for May 2019 combines messages from the “Fair Economy” and “Protect the Vote” people because the values of a democracy define its destiny. I believe the lack … Continue reading May 2019
Jeff Goodell at Long Now Foundation Jeff Goodell is a journalist focused on energy systems and climate change. At the end of his talk Jeff Goodell was asked what he would do with $200 billion. His answer was surprising. He said he would spend it all on finding ways to improve the quality of political … Continue reading Political Waters
Seth Agata, Executive Director JCOPE A modest step toward transparency began implementation in January 2019. Currently overseen by Seth Agata, Executive Director of the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), lobbyists in New York must disclose all the public officials they target. The purpose of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics is … Continue reading The Wrench JCOPE
The names in the title are scholars. Put their names into the Google Search Engine to bring up the list of their papers and something you don't see often without asking for "images", a list of documents available for academic consumption. Scrolling yields more ideas than the entire class of graduate students from every urban … Continue reading Glaeser, Pendall or Fulton
"The social contract for authority is at the center of money, politic, and religion. No surprise there. The center’s loci have confirming elements such as high priest’s temple or another form of agreed upon supreme power represented by the elite and their agents. Throughout human history, from the origination of “coin” to “subprime lending” realms … Continue reading The Urban Planet