Month: August 2010

You Have Been The Victims Of A Terrible Swindle

The bad news is that you have been the victims of a terrible swindle, denied an inheritance you deserve by contract and by your merits. And you arenโ€™t the only ones; victims of this ripoff include the students who were on your left and on your right in high school but didnโ€™t get into Cal, a whole generation stiffed by mine.


Is A Little Corruption a Bad Thing?

The right yells about left wing corruption. As an example, Rob Ford screams about spending “scandals” approved by lefty councilors. The left yells about tax and regulation cuts for corporations owned by the richest amongst us. Oddly, most of the examples shown are factual, though whether they are corruption is a matter of interpretation.

As I listen to the continual diatribes about corruption, my recurring response is, “Yes. Of course. Why is this a surprise?”


Putting Our Brains on Hold by Bob Herbert

The world leadership qualities of the United States, once so prevalent, are fading faster than the polar ice caps.

We once set the standard for industrial might, for the advanced state of our physical infrastructure, and for the quality of our citizensโ€™ lives. All are experiencing significant decline.