Beyond Left and Right: The Grand Bargain

How a Socialist Came to Earth Sharing by Alexander Goodman   I have always been left-leaning.  I believe there should be economic justice and equality of opportunity for all. My biggest early influences were FDR, Olaf Palme, and Nelson Mandela. My first serious political involvement  started when I attended  a 2008 Democratic presidential rally for … Read more

Saving the Planet: Lessons from Snowpiercer, ISIS, and Easter Island

by Edward Miller & Jacob Shwartz-Lucas Snowpiercer Snowpiercer was released not too long ago. It wasn’t available at most theaters, but has nevertheless found surprising success through other distribution channels. If you haven’t, be sure to see it. Caution: there are some very mild spoilers in here. The film starts by showing the last human … Read more

Addressing Climate Change Without Cost

Copenhagen   When the fanfare and posturing of the 15,000 Copenhagen climate change conference delegates finally died down, the parting conference communiqué announced — luckily — nothing much.   Governments sheepishly pronounced that while climate change is a critically important problem, the cost of action is prohibitively high, and that it would require additional job-killing … Read more