Category Archives: Public Service

Harvard Ed School students protest graduation speaker

My comments: These graduates from Harvard know their own minds. They object to having a speaker with an agenda that is in direct opposition to the highest aspirations of these talented future educators. “Reform” means giving up local control of … Continue reading

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The Economics of Old Buildings

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/15/an-economic-defense-of-old-buildings/?tid=up_next While we are talking economics, let’s talk about a cost that the owner, builder or the developer do not bear: the cost of extracting new materials from the earth, the cost of the cleanup after those materials are extracted, … Continue reading

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The Needed Paradigm Shift: Letter to Barack #10

Dear President-elect Obama,              The shift from an economics paradigm to an anthropology (or anthropology/ecology, or transdisciplinary) paradigm is not complicated or hard to understand.  It is a matter of enlarging the field of human practices studied.  When designing … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama’s Christmas Letter: Letter to Barack #11

Dear President-elect Obama,   It is a tradition among many peoples at the time of the winter solstice to remind themselves that they ought to be acting as responsible members of a cohesive community.   Yes, we could be good.    Sisterhood … Continue reading

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