Bye Bye Baby!
This episode of the web series, Toward a More Perfect Union, is called Bye Bye Baby! With the potential indictment of Donald Trump coming soon—he
What’s Eating America…and What’s America Eating
This episode of the web series, Toward a More Perfect Union, is called What’s Eating America…and What’s America Eating? America has a systemic issue that
The World’s Poorest Rich Nation
This episode of the web series, Toward a More Perfect Union, is called “The World’s Poorest Rich Nation,” and tells how the US, while being
When the US Was a Social Democracy
This episode of the web series, Toward a More Perfect Union, is called “When the US Was a Social Democracy,” and examines when the US
Love (Special Valentine’s Day Edition)
This episode of the web series Toward a More Perfect Union is called “Love,” and is a special Valentine’s Day edition — since this episode
Is Money a Psychedelic Drug?
This episode of the web series, Toward a More Perfect Union, is called “Is Money a Psychedelic Drug?” Now you might say, that’s a ridiculous
The Problem with Billionaires
This episode of the web series, “Toward a More Perfect Union,” is called “The Problem with Billionaires.” It looks at the scourge of billionaires, including
What Woody Guthrie Can Teach Us Right Now
This episode of the web series “Toward a More Perfect Union” is about Woody Guthrie and what he can teach us right now. Through his
An Introduction to the Web Series
This three minute video introduction to the web series “Toward a More Perfect Union,” created by Michael Wayne, gives an overview of the series and
The Future is Ours, If You Want It
We live in a world with no shortage of serious issues—wealth inequality, climate change, the rising tide of authoritarianism, war, nuclear weapons proliferation, mass extinctions,
The Silence of the Yams
You may remember Hannibal Lecter, aka “Hannibal the Cannibal”—a renowned carnivore who truly enjoyed what he ate, eating, as he called it, “the terminally rude.”
The Best Things in Life Are Free: The Uncommonness of the Commons
After Elon Musk went public with his proposed $44 billion purchase of Twitter, he tweeted out “Twitter is the digital town square.” I would argue that’s
What Exactly is Money? What’s the Point of it?
And, why are we so beholden to it? In my prior essay, Money Love, Money Lust, I ended the essay by asking, What’s the Point of
Money Love, Money Lust
How much is enough? And what exactly is the point of money anyway? A little later on in this essay, I will answer a question
It’s High Time the U.S. Declared War…on Delaware
If You Want to be Anonymous, Delaware’s the Place to Go While the war between Russia and Ukraine continues, with Russia adding to their status
Ponzis, Putin, and Private Equity: The Clash of Titans
From the Ashes, a New World Can Be Born On March 3, 2012, 22-year-old Russian conceptual artist and political activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, also known as Nadya
Voices for the Future: Can Hollywood Help Transform the World Through Conscious Media?
A Conversation with Hollywood Producer Sandra de Castro Buffington Voices for the Future is a podcast series that I co-host, with my collaborator Anodea Judith. The
The Incestuous Nature of Wall Street
Incest is Perfectly Legal on Wall Street In real life, incest is a crime, but in the world of Wall Street, which operates in an
A Hole in the Head, The Flaw, and High Hopes for the Future
What Do Frank Sinatra, Alan Greenspan, Ayn Rand, and James Madison All Have in Common? A Hole in the Head was the title of a 1959
Voices for the Future: A Promising Strategy for 21st Century Democracy
A Conversation With Richard Lang, Chairman and CEO of Democrasoft Voices for the Future is a podcast series that I co-host, with my collaborator Anodea Judith.
A Love Supreme: What John Coltrane’s Immortal Vision Can Teach Us
The Brilliance of the Legendary Jazz Musician’s Magnum Opus What does it mean to hold a love supreme in your heart, mind, and soul, with
What Do Charles Koch and Karl Marx Have In Common?
They Actually See Eye to Eye on Something Very Important Do Charles Koch and Karl Marx really have anything in common? Before your head explodes just pondering this question,
Auld Lang Syne, the Grateful Dead, and Debt Jubilees
The Radical Spirit of Robert Burns Lives on, Thanks to the Grateful Dead As 2021 came to an end and gave way to 2022, you
Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?
What’s the Point of Billionaires? As is the custom to ring in a new year, we make resolutions and hopefully keep them over the course
Why Alexander Hamilton is More Than Just a Broadway Star
Hamilton’s Vision of a Nation that Works for Everyone How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whoreAnd a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of
Free Stuff and the Slimy Underbelly of Donald Trump
Welcome to the World of the Wealth Class and Their Infinite Universe of Free Stuff I was recently reading an editorial from a publisher of
The Opening of Pandora’s Box
The Pandora Papers, Money Laundering, and the Theft of a Nation’s Wealth In the annals of Greek mythology, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus,
Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothin’ Left to Lose
Just What Exactly is Meant by Freedom? Today I am writing you about the concept of freedom, especially how it’s seen here in the U.S.
Up on the Roof
Can We Find Our Way? Carole King and Gerry Goffin wrote the song back in 1962. The Drifters made it a big hit that same