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Profit motive and private property—keys to preventing forest fire damage

A large forest fire—covering an area of about 160,000 hectares, according to the latest reports—has been ravaging the city of Fort McMurray, the center of Alberta’s oil sands industry, for more than a week. 697 more words

Individual Rights

A Dental Practice Conversation

We do not spend enough time…instructing patients on preventive measures, which in the long term would make them healthier. Dentist 10 more words

They're All Crazy

In explaining my difficulty of focus yesterday at work, I mentioned San Bernardino and a friend averred that his vote for president would go to the first candidate to stand up and take mental illness seriously. 143 more words


Trapped by Finance Capital: Business as Usual While Planet Burns. Part II: Chaos

The role of Exxon in delaying climate action over the past three decades since its executives were made aware of the consequences of global warming by its own engineers was huge. 668 more words

Social Change

Peter Greene Offers a Solution for Worried Charter Boosters in Washington State

Peter Greene has a solution to the Washington State charter school problem. We know that charter advocates are very upset because the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools sent out an “urgent” notice, calling on its allies to write to Washington Governor Jay Inslee and urge him to call the legislature into special session to keep the state’s handful of charter schools open. 226 more words

Charter Schools

Ed Detective reblogged this on Ed Detective and commented:

Another case of "motives revealed." If charter schools were so great and virtuous, why won't they make a few simple and reasonable changes that would make them more transparent and accountable to the public's tax dollars? Answer: because they will lose profits, and the ability to carry out idiotic and harmful ideologies.