Do not expect justice where might is right – Plato
Children have no filter. They automatically demand their “fair share”, usually at the tops of their lungs. Adults typically comply immediately, acknowledging this universal law among children.
But, the notion … Read the rest
Even victors are by victory undone. — John Dryden
“Mission Accomplished,” said President George “W” Bush, with reference to the effortless United States military subjugation of Iraq. Of course, it was a pyrrhic victory. Conflict, bloodshed and instability continue in … Read the rest
Originally published in Mutual Interest Media.
Given the danger to drivers collecting payment in an era of COVID 19 lockdowns, many municipal transportation authorities have suspended fares in order to minimize interaction between passengers and drivers while recognizing the … Read the rest
Much has been brought to light in recent months about economic and social inequality. How one group prospers while another does not. We can have both greater equality and greater prosperity if we just implement the smartest economic and land … Read the rest
The Republican Party as it was once constituted by certain principles and beliefs has ceased to exist. From the time of its founding by Lincoln in 1854, it had always stood for certain principles and beliefs, even when these changed.… Read the rest
It is always a fraught exercise to try to anticipate the overall impact of an event before that event has even concluded, and so it is with COVID 19. However, this has not stopped plenty of people from trying. A … Read the rest
There are three fundamental human rights: 1) the right to do anything that does not coercively harm others; 2) the right to be free from coercive harm; 3) the right to an equal share of the benefits of natural resources. … Read the rest
Some say racism was invented to try to justify displacing one group of people – Native Americans – from the land and enslaving another group of people to work it. Racism may be more complicated than that, but it has … Read the rest
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I was talking with my brother about his experiences as a small business owner during the current COVID crisis. Jay and his wife, Christina, run a gym in Long Island City, a … Read the rest
Kelly Doran, a prominent Minneapolis housing developer, argued in a recent op/ed that with the current economic shutdown, the city’s “inclusionary housing” regulations that require market rate developments to include a percentage of affordable units should be eliminated. He says … Read the rest