Category Archives: Letters to Obama

A series of letters to Barack Obama begun in 2008 by Prof. Howard Richards

Google: why don’t I see the movie “Black Orpheus” in your suggested sites?

Google, you have rushed right past mediocre and on into evil. When I began to type black o nothing came up. I had to type in the EXACT WORDS Black Orpheus to get to a website with normal info. WHY? … Continue reading

Posted in Art & Life, Can't make this stuff up, Classism Racism Sexism, Everything We Know is Total BS, GOP Dirty Tricks, Letters to Obama, Torture and Other Government Programs, Ubuntu, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Google: why don’t I see the movie “Black Orpheus” in your suggested sites?

Letter to Barack 21: The Need for Fundamental Paradigm and Culture Shifts

Dear President Obama, Hopefully the failure of the Obama Administration will make it easier to communicate the need for fundamental paradigm and culture shifts. Your failure is especially instructive because you have done everything right, or at least almost everything … Continue reading

Posted in Economics 101, Howard Richards, Letters to Obama, Paradigm Shifts | Comments Off on Letter to Barack 21: The Need for Fundamental Paradigm and Culture Shifts

Letter to Barack #20: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Dear President Obama, Now we have celebrated yet another Christmas with millions on the outside looking in. They are outsiders excluded from our annual fête de la prosperité. They are selling knick-knacks on the sidewalks, washing the windshields of cars … Continue reading

Posted in Howard Richards, Letters to Obama, Paradigm Shifts | Comments Off on Letter to Barack #20: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Letter to Barack # 17: A Life and Death Question of Methodology

A Life and Death Question of Methodology (Obama 17) Dear President Obama, The physical facts imply that it is necessary to reform our institutions. There is a threatening fact: The present relationship of our species to the biosphere is unsustainable. … Continue reading

Posted in Economics 101, Letters to Obama | Comments Off on Letter to Barack # 17: A Life and Death Question of Methodology

Letter to Barack #15: Better Science, Better Policy

Dear President Obama, The questionable epistemological status of mainstream economics is displayed daily in the press and on television as scholars trained in that discipline purport to derive explanations of the current crisis (and associated predictions and prescriptions) from a … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Economics, Economics 101, Growing Community, Letters to Obama | Comments Off on Letter to Barack #15: Better Science, Better Policy