Category Archives: Globalization

Climate Change Projected Impacts from IPCC 4


As the climate debates continue we see an interesting – and familiar – pattern.   Even as most now claim to accept the premise that “disaster is looming”, few are willing to take the steps needed to prevent that disaster. … Continue reading

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COOL IT: The Movie


Climatic clear thinker Bjorn Lomborg strikes again with a new film, “COOL IT”, based on his book of the same name.  Blog post: coolit-themovie.com Lomborg’s points, which suggest we need to address problems like global warming and global poverty more rationally, … Continue reading

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Cuba and the Human Development Index


Cuba’s economic failures are now in the spotlight as they finally realize they need to change their socialist nightmare economy into something more … sustainable.    But Cuba’s problems are too often cited without a recognition of the success they … Continue reading

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Feeling Good vs Doing Good


It seems these days I’m often pissing off friends and family for suggesting something that, frankly, is pretty obvious.     Most of what passes as “doing good” these days are activities that make the feel-gooders feel good about themselves, … Continue reading

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Misplaced compassion … kills


One of the most obvious things I assert is also the thing that bothers people the most.   It’s that most of us tend to fret or show  compassion over trivial or questionable things while we ignore the catastrophic circumstances … Continue reading

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Obama’s ONE mistake may be his ONLY mistake, but it’s still a BIG mistake.


How is Obama doing?   I remain a big fan of how Obama has approached international diplomacy, basically speaking softly without putting down the carrots and big stick that America probably needs to wield to avoid international meltdowns.   (We … Continue reading

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Does your Storytelling Trump the Truth?


One of the greatest confusions of my life has been watching otherwise very sharp folks descend into a sort of silly crazed madness – or at least incoherency – with respect to complex topics like politics, economy, global warming, etc. … Continue reading

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