Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Consequences of Short-Term Thinking

The crisis convulsing Washington this week, and the country for a much greater duration, is just one symptom of a society no longer capable of thinking beyond the next quarter. In a world of growing complexity and interconnectedness, our focus … Continue reading »

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House of Cards on a Bed of Sand

The only real shock from our financial implosion is that anybody is remotely shocked by the implosion. Wall Street is a grand lie built on a foundation as unsound as a house of cards teetering on shifting sands. Wall Street … Continue reading »

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Asymmetrical Warfare

The first debate between Senators Obama and McCain was a forum for the Republican candidate to perpetuate the falsehoods accumulating on the campaign trail. McCain lied about Obama’s positions on Iraq, energy policy, the economy and the war on terrorism. … Continue reading »

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Democracy in Peril

Governor Sarah Palin as Senator John McCain’s choice for vice president is an abomination, even if that truth has been obscured by mainstream media too frightened to offend with the obvious. The conclusion that Palin is incompetent, and a choice … Continue reading »

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Bankrupt in Every Sense

We do not yet know the fate of the proposed bailout being debated before Congress. McCain’s cynical and embarrassing attempt to ride into town to save the day aside, the financial crisis currently convulsing Washington, D.C. is not near resolution. … Continue reading »

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