Friday, November 30, 2012

Buffet's Article in the Times

Warren Buffet has an excellent article in the NY Times on a minimal tax for the wealthy. The idea that the solution to the current impasse is to give away even more money to the wealthiest members of society is ludicrous in the extreme. It's nice to here a little rational discourse from time to time.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Future of Religion

This is an interesting website featuring articles on the future of religion. One article I read predicts that in the next decade as well as a century from now, Christianity and Islam will continue to dominate as world religions. I have my doubts. Islam, it seems, will have much less power after oil peaks in more countries in the Middle East. Christianity would also seem to lose much of its force as more of the world becomes educated. The wild card in all this is what happens to China. Christianity appears to be growing rapidly there, but it may face a backlash if people begin to perceive it as a Western import.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The U.S. Prison System

Glazek has an excellent article on the U.S. prison system. He makes an interesting point about crime--if we counted crimes occurring in prison, the crime rate would be much higher.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

OWS Now on Wall Street

The Occupy movement has now literally begun to occupy Wall Street in what's being hailed as Occupy 2.0.