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5 ways my novel Biotime shows wealth and creativity can't mix

You know that stereotype of the starving artist in a garret producing a masterpiece?

It appeals to starving artist types.  It also appeals to comfortable well-off types who think that maybe if they were skinnier and hungrier they’d be creative too. 622 more words

Fiction

Reasons Income Inequality Isn't the Real Problem

The Occupy Movement was about righteous indignation at the loads of wealth hoarded by the top 1% of earners (or trust fund recipients) and the resulting disparity between those top… 1,477 more words

Philosophy

Radishes 101...

When I was four or five years old, my Dad rented a rotor-tiller and dug up half the backyard to put in a veggie garden. I don’t know what inspired him to do it, but I think it was my ambition, even then, to grow food. 380 more words

Environment

Seed happens...

…if you let it. And that’s really all you have to do, just let plants go to seed, which generally means you have to leave some behind. 801 more words

Environment

Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism TED2015 · 9:51 · Filmed Mar 2015

Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It’s a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, “threatening the very underpinnings of society.” In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of “justness.”

Money

Republicans don't care about the budget

Republicans say that they care about the deficit, but they don’t really. Here is yet another example that shows this:

The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates…

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Politics

Counter Culture: Session 8

The Tuesday Bible Study focused on the topic of “Work”.  As a focal scripture, Genesis 2:15 The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for and maintain it… 630 more words

Counter Culture Bible Study