Ethics, Morality and the Land Question

A One-Day Forum August 30th in Baltimore Description and Speakers EventBrite Registration:  https://ethicsmoralityland.eventbrite.com Questions? Email [email protected] or call 717-357-7617 There are two versions of Christianity. They are not compatible and they cannot be reconciled. The “Sermon on the Mount” or Christic version is inspired by Jesus of Nazareth who taught the nonviolent love of friends … Read more

On (Perfect) Competition

Economics has rather a bad name, these days. Nonspecialists (like, say, “the 99 percent”) see the discipline as either haplessly self-referential, or as an efficient set of wealth-consolidation tools for the wealthy. But we might not want to be so quick to reject the “Econ” department. Perhaps the field offers some concepts that can be … Read more

Value Capture: I’m Lovin’ It

Economic news sometimes manages to tickle the heel of our crazily careening Trumped-up news cycle. Recently, the issue of “value capture” has been able to tickle the heel of the economic news. That’s right, people; it’s that big a deal. This is a bit frustrating to those of us who think this is a vital … Read more

Sandtown: Too Far Down?

When do we just walk away? How far down does a neighborhood, or a city (or a nation, or a planet) have to go before we accept that the cause is lost, that no reform or movement can save it? Ursula LeGuin’s “Hainish” series of novels deals with a federation of planets, far in the … Read more