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NYT "Fixes": Big (?) Ideas in Social Change

The  NYT “Fixes” column “looks at solutions to social problems and why they work.”

In a year end summing up, they synthesize an interesting list of “ 623 more words

Politics And Economics

Austerity for ever

Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has expressed concern about the the Conservative Party’s desire to have ‘austerity for ever’.   It has taken him a little time to notice.  129 more words

Social Policy

Feeding Britain

Feeding Britain is the report of an All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into hunger in Britain.  It’s depressing that a report like this should have to appear at all.   289 more words

Social Policy

Cryptocurrency Concepts For "The Remittance Problem"

A short note on cryptocurrency approaches to “The Remittance Problem”, which is one of the problems that crypto is supposed to be great for, but has yet to be seen. 336 more words

Science And Technology

Denouncing the false god of Work

Before you read this blog, I’m going to ask you to take about five minutes to watch a short video and read a short newspaper opinion piece. 1,103 more words


"Straight White Men"

Paleo Retiree writes:

When I saw that NYC’s Public Theater was presenting a show entitled “Straight White Men,” my interest was piqued, to say the least. 1,220 more words

Politics And Economics

Heroes, ghosts and history

“Remind me again why we’re going there?”

That was Eric’s question when I suggested we wear these buttons on our flight to Charleston, South Carolina. 3,237 more words