April 2009

In an era of economic decline often compared to the great depression, it is hopeful to hear others thinking that the problem may not be bad securities, defaulting mortgages, and predatory lenders. Perhaps the problem lies in the system itself: “The failure can be traced directly to an ideology that says if government favors the […]

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The U.S. Federal Reserve is our nation’s bank, created at the beginning of the last century (big thanks to President Wilson) to centralize our banking system and stabilize our currency. It is quasi-public, having both private corporations and public agencies with controlling interest. “The Fed,” as they call it on the street, controls our money, […]

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Happy Earth Day! Today is about bringing awareness to others about the negative impacts humans have on our environment. This is the very same environment that gives us air to breath, water to drink and food to eat. This environment sustains human life and, therefore, is just as valuable as human life because of it. A […]

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Richard Moyle, with the Mesothelioma Cancer Resource Center recently inquired about posting an article on this blog in relation to the new tax incentives that have been placed into law to “jump start” our economy. Of course, we don’t need a jump start – we need a whole different engine. We need an economy that […]

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Growth is a tool, to be used to satisfy some need. What do we need it for now? I recently had a conversation with Rob Dietz, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) that sparked some thoughts. A little background about me is needed first, though. After growing […]

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Spring is in the air! For us Seattleites, spring is not exactly like the season seen in movies or television. Spring in Seattle is like a bipolar transition between seasons: Mother Nature changes her mind frequently and without warning until May or June when the weather finally evens out to the best-kept Seattle secret: 3 […]

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