We have bigger problems than playing the cruel game of:
I am better than you because I am American.
I am better than you because I am the privileged skin color.
I am better than you because I am the right gender.
I am better than you because I am thin.
I am better than you because I am rich.
I am better than you because I am straight.
I am better than you because I am Christian/Muslim or other religions.
Continue reading THE “I AM BETTER THAN YOU BECAUSE…” GAME HAS TO STOP
delight in taking it all
As the people
who create the money
fight for the crumbs
when someone throws them bread
biting, pushing, chasing each other
for another crumb
Racism, discrimination and sending women back into the kitchen instead of being in the workforce are not solutions to the problems facing us in the 21st century.
AUTOMATION is the problem.
The uncontrolled, unplanned purely profit-based economic system is the problem. Continue reading CAPITALISM FOR ENTREPRENEURS, NOT FOR SPECULATORS
Every time I go to the library to write I see this little old Chinese lady sitting in a doorway. She has all her bags grouped around her and a rain hat pulled over her face to make her look invisible. There is a peace and resignation around her. I have seen her every time I go to the library to write. She has always been and seems to live in this doorway of a shuttered law office storefront.
I have started to go over and give her 3 bucks and today I added half a moon cake. I hope that she will remember that part of her earlier life. Continue reading The Forgotten Old People in San Francisco
From the time I started understanding how life and the economy work I always had this gnawing question in the back of my mind:
If everything hinges on growth, isn’t there a limit? The earth is finite. We grow and grow and grow and then what?
Now we know; we have too many cars, too many wars, too many people, to much of everything.
And still we have to grow to keep our standard of living, our way of life. Continue reading The Growth-Based Economy has to evolve