Was Andy Warhol a Fool?
Long gone are the days of benefactors and the renaissance. Universal Basic Income and Medical Care for All would make all American Citizens the primary benfactors of a rebirth of Arts and Humanities. If not, capitalism and reruns of Marvel and DC Comics win.
Honesty Doesn’t Build Empires
Stop blaming the honest person for their failures. They tried to play the game by the rules versus those who cheat, swindle and change the rules as they play.
The New Normal
Writing this blog made it clear to me that our moral compass is out of whack. Murder is wrong no matter how it is defined and all lives have value, not just those with wealth.
50 Millions Years Ago
Sometimes we need to be reminded that it is okay that our paths are different than others. The challenge is that the two primary groups, the takers and the givers, do not live easily together like a virus that in the end kills its host.
Capitalizing on Human Health
A good friend of mine said, “Capitalism and public health make poor bedfellows.” I think he is wrong. Capitalism is based on control by the individual for profit with no interference from the government. The current public health system is based on profits for stockholders with help from the government. This means that regardless of…
Sometimes there are moments at which it becomes clear that capitalism, religion and government are in cahoots. Tobacco is one of those intersections. Now, I understand smoking. I was a smoker. I loved the process of buying the pack. Packing them. Pulling one out. Letting it dryly linger on my lips before lighting it and…
Many problems today can achieve their solutions through grassroots movements and the activism of the individual. Sometimes the problems need solutions with a heavier hand. Stop beating around the bush and call a spade a spade. It’s easier that way. For example, smoking. Americans might think that this battle has been one. I assure you…