An Unusual Way to Protest Third World Poverty

For American readers, “pants” refers to “underwear”: And its predecessor event….

An Open Letter to Nelson Mandela

Dear President Mandela: First of all, please accept my sincere congratulations on your impending 90th birthday. I am sure that most, if not all of the world echoes me in the sentiment that a happy, restful retirement is your just reward, as are the accolades you continue to receive. I am writing to you as […]

In Memoriam, George Carlin

One of the funniest comedians ever to trod up to a microphone, George Carlin, has passed away at the age of 71. Here is a sample of his best work: Thanks for the laughter. Rest in peace, George.

Book Review: “The Teapot Dome Scandal” by Laton McCartney

[AMAZONPRODUCT=1400063167] It’s very rare that a book about the 1920’s should make one think about the science fiction show, “Battlestar Galactica”; however, this volume certainly brought to mind Battlestar’s signature line – “All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.”   To which I would add, “…but I hope not.” The […]

A Matter of Trust

Much of the recent hullabaloo about the “credit crunch” and “sub prime crisis” is emotionally satisfying. The stockbrokers, hedge fund managers, and other grey pinstripe suit hucksters with six figure gas guzzlers who got us into this mess have a healthy air of panic about them and a salubrious paranoia born out of wondering when […]

Up from Utopia

The collapse of Bear Stearns into the arms of the JP Morgan Chase was a seminal moment in economic history. It was not only indicative of how deeply the present “credit crunch” has affected long-time bastions of Wall Street, it was also an indicator of how far and wide the spectre of mistrust has affected […]

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