Category Archives: Culture and democracy

Universal Basic Income

News that Scotland is considering implementing a universal basic income (UBI) scheme came just as I was finishing reading Ryan Avent’s excellent The Wealth of Humans . as background for my sabbatical project. Avent is a proponent of UBI, while also recognizing … Continue reading

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For 2017, Lower Barriers

As I write my year-end post in celebration of the anniversary of this blog, I find myself still reeling from the results of the election eight weeks ago, my mind overwhelmed at times by the “what-could-have-been”s that gave me hope … Continue reading

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The Venn Diagram of Art and Entertainment

In her insightful response to the recent Hamilton/Pence/Trump kerfuffle, Margy Waller wrote on Medium, “The current debate about whether artists should speak to policy or politics from the stage is framed to reinforce the default thinking about the arts as … Continue reading

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What Can We Do? Part 4

This is the fourth in a four part (for now) series that I am writing in response to last Tuesday’s election results because for me, writing is way of thinking, knowing, and understanding. In the first post, I tried to … Continue reading

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What Can We Do? Part 3

This is the third in a four part series that I am writing in response to last Tuesday’s election results because for me, writing is way of thinking, knowing, and understanding. In the first post, I tried to take a … Continue reading

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What Can We Do? Part 2

This is the second in a four (or more) part series. This particular post was born out of the feeling of extreme disorientation I felt sitting at my desk Wednesday morning. My Epistemological Existential Crisis For background, I note I … Continue reading

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What Can We Do? Part 1

Like many political moderates, I was stunned by the outcome of the recent presidential election. My children, who are politically to my left, are bereft; I worry for them personally while they worry for our country and our planet. Because … Continue reading

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