Category Archives: Nation

Deforestation

It seems to me…. “Who owns this forest? Not the government, not the village, nor any of us. The real owners are those not yet born. We are merely custodians, entrusted with the privilege of taking only what we need … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arid Areas, biodiversity, Carbon Dioxide, Carthage, Change, China, China, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, CO2, CO₂, Deforestation, Desertification, Deserts, Ecology, Ecosystem, Environment, Europe, Extinctions, Farming, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Global Warming, Greece, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change, Loess Plateau, Mediterranean, Natural Habitat, Photosynthesis, Roman Empire, Sahara Desert, Shaanzi Province, Transportation, Yannan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recession Anxieties

It seems to me…. “Keynes’s contribution was not just to advocate spending government money in the middle of a recession. Every government had done that going back to the days of the Irish potato famine. What he gave to us … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Asia, Bonds, Brazil, Brexit, China, China, Daimler, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economic, economic growth, Economics, Economy, Employment, Europe, Europe, Factor Intensity, Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve, Financial, financial crisis, France, France, GDP, Germany, Germany, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gini Index, Globalization, Globalization, Great Britain, Great Britain, Gross Domestic Product, human capital, India, Inequality, Inequality, Iran, Iran, Italy, Italy, Japan, Japan, Jobs, Liquidity Crisis, Liquidity-Trap, Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, Michael Polanyi, NAIRU, National, Nestlé, Physical Capital, Post-Industrial, Productivity, Recession, Recession, Stimulus, Swizerland, Technology, Total Factor Productivity, Trade, Trump, Wages, Xi Jinping, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pessimistic Healthcare Projections

It seems to me…. “I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare system at the right time, getting them to see the doctor early enough, before a small health problem turns serious.” ~ Donna Shalala[1]. A study released … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Canada, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chiildren, Childbirth, Childbirth, Death, Diabetes, Firearm, Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, homicide, Hypertension, Life Expectancy, Malady, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare, Minorities, Obesity, Opioids, Opioids, Premature Death, Race, Respiratory Illness, Russia, Smoking, Stroke, Suicide, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Universal Basic Income

It seems to me…. “A certain small income, sufficient for necessities, should be secured for all, whether they work or not.” ~ Bertrand Russell[1]. In the U.S. and some other nations; e.g., Finland, Netherlands, Kenya, and Canada (and in Alaska); … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, AmeriCorps, Automation, Automation, California Conservation Corps, Canada, Canada, CCC, CNCS, Corporation for National Community Service, Debt, Debt, economic growth, Education, Education, Employment, Finland, GDP, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gross Domestic Product, Healthcare, Income, Inequality, Inequality, Kenya, Mortgages, Netherlands, Peace Corps, Populism, Precarity, Productivity, Robotics, Taxes, Taxes, UBI, Universal Basic Income, VISTA, Volunteers in Service to America, Works Projects Administration, WPA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2020 Presidential Candidates

It seems to me…. “Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.” ~ Gore Vidal[1]. As of 22 July 2019, there were 791 candidates who had filed to … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Ayanna Pressley, Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Bigotry, Bill de Blasio, Bill Weld, California, Candidate, Clinton, College for All Act, Colorado, Cory Booker, Debt-Free College Act, Delaware, Democrat, Donald Trump, Education, Elections, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Swalwell, Farallon Capital Management, Florida, Hawaii, Hillary Clinton, Howard Schultz, Ilhan Omar, India, Indiana, Jay Inslee, Joe Biden, Joe Sestak, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Marianne Williamson, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michael Bennet, Mike Gravel, Minnesota, Montana, New Delhi, New Jersey, New York, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pete Buttigieg, President, Rashida Tlaib, Republican, Richard Ojeda, Seth Moulton, Starbucks, Steve Bullock, Texas, Tim Ryan, Tom Steyer, Trump, Tulsi Gabbard, Vermont, Voters, Washington, Wayne Messam, West Virginia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The High Cost Of Education

It seems to me…. “Getting a college degree used to be free or low cost because, as a society, we saw providing higher education to young people as an investment – in them and in the future of our own … Continue reading

Posted in AACSB, ABET, Academia, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders, Brian Schatz, CHEA, China, College, College, College for All Act, Community, Community College, Cory Booker, Cost, Cost, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Debt, Debt-Free College Act, Denmark, Department of Education, DoED, Education, Education, Education, Elizabeth Warren, France, France, Great Britain, Great Britain, India, K-12, K-16, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Theatre, Scandinavia, STEM, Tuition, University, Veterans, Vocational | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Energy Providers and Response

It seems to me…. “Well, the responsibility for maintaining a reliable transmission grid is one that’s shared by an awful lot of players who have a role in the grid: Companies that either generate and transmit energy or just play … Continue reading

Posted in California, California, Camp Fire, Carbon Dioxide, Carr Fire, Clean, CO2, Commercial, Delaware, Distribution, Electric, Electrical, Electrical Power, Emissions, Energy, Energy, Environment, Fire, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Grid, Grid, Hill Fire, Microgrids, Pacific Gas & Electric, Power, Power, public utility commissions, PUCs, Renewable, Solar, Solar, Solar, Thomas Edison, Utilities, Utilities, Wildfires, Wildland, Wind, Wind, Woolsey Fire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment