I want to take this time to thank each and every veteran who has served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.
In speaking to the CEO of a major US energy company, as he reflected on the upcoming turnover of a huge population reaching retirement age, he said he would love to search a data to assess people and make offers to go to his plants- meaning a real job, one that brings with it a livelihood. Today, he has to put up posters, put out ads, or send representatives to every base.
The privilege and trappings of the Pope’s position place him in the precarious position of having to thread a needle with a camel, to borrow a New Testament aphorism. The temptation to exclude must be extraordinary.
Russell’s decision to produce uncertainty in front of a live audience with the enemy du jour was brilliant because it worked and even more brilliant because its success was never certain.
The pendulum that has swung too far toward allowing individuals and small groups to have disproportionate influence needs to be halted and pushed back.
Is there any system more ripe for revamping and reevaluation through a distributed power paradigm than US politics and the tiny, wealthy group of Americans fueling the machine with vast reserves of liquidity?