One of the more fascinating aspects of psychology is how people often project their inner world to the outer world – a greedy person will be suspicious of others, an angry person will think people want to fight them, a trusting person assumes the best from a stranger, and so on. It makes sense of … More As within, so without
In order for us to free ourselves from the chains of the corporate oligarchy and its financial parasitism, we first and foremost must be willing to stop and look honestly at ourselves, the world around us, and then take action. Are we ready to look? Are we prepared for the immensity of the fight before us? … More Freedom: a spiritual corollary to the previous post
If I can thank Trump for one thing – and it is rather difficult to pin down a concrete belief or consistent policy stance for this bizarre individual – it is that he has gotten people engaged. Now, we can argue all day about whether it is for good or for bad, but what we … More Trump, short-termism and the Sheeple. Sad!
The common theme which seems to pervade many of my favorite movies – Avatar, Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings series – is the core truth that we are not the individual, but just a temporary expression of something much larger. “The force” in Star Wars, “Eywa” in Avatar, and the power of the … More Honor the Source
They say the root of all fear is the fear of death. The death of you. How can you kill something which never was, though? You cannot, of course. The ultimate sadness and then liberation of the human being lies in it being willing to admit the falseness of the tightly woven web that it has … More The pain of emptiness.
My recent email back-and-forth with the NYTimes reporter Nelson D. Schwartz regarding his front-page article celebrating the wonderful Obama economy, my email begins with the quote from his article: ” ‘For all his criticism of Mr. Obama’s economic stewardship during the campaign, Mr. Trump inherits an economy that is fundamentally solid. Consumer sentiment, corporate profits … More NYTimes Trolljob extraordinaire (slow day at work)
The latest scare-mongering among the economically ignorant comes from the Fed, as outlined in this Reuters piece. In it, we are warned of the inflation risk of Trump proposals for infrastructure spending, tax cuts, and other potential expansionary policies. Inflation is always the buzz-word to caution against aggressive government spending (which is desperately needed, and … More “Inflation worries” from Trump fiscal stimulus