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The Entropy of Capitalism & Urban Ag: Interview with Robert Biel

The Entropy of Capitalism & Urban Ag: Interview with Robert Biel

The Full Interview Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview   Synopsis In this interview we discuss the current reality of capitalism and urban agriculture, and what’s one the horizon for each. Specifically: -His latest book, The Entropy of Capitalism -The Policy of Urban Agriculture -The Current Food Crisis […]

Love and Fear: A Scientologist Views the Zeitgeist Videos

Love and Fear: A Scientologist Views the Zeitgeist Videos

What I saw and didn’t see in the videos I have looked at all 3 of the major Zeitgeist Movement videos released so far. I would not necessarily suggest looking at all three together in a row, but that’s what I did. These videos were put together by a guy named Peter Joseph. They feature […]

Feeling the Heat: Food Prices Could Double Due To Global Warming

Feeling the Heat: Food Prices Could Double Due To Global Warming

That five-dollar foot-long might not be five dollars for much longer. Food prices have already been on the rise due to a number of factors; including increased ethanol demand, growing food demand in developing countries and speculative trading. But while these increases have hovered around the 2-5% range, a study released at the UN Climate […]

DeLillo’s Underworld Key To Understanding the 00′s?

DeLillo’s Underworld Key To Understanding the 00′s?

The story follows the life of a CEO at a garbage disposal company living in Pheonix, Arizona. DeLillo uses a non-linear narrative, flashing back to his protagonist’s troubled NYC childhood frequently. Underworld combines images of a culture at its peak, with those of an outrageous industrial nightmare, occasionally hinting at the obscene underbelly of the New Roman world. [...]

Is The NFL Trying To Buy Congress?

Is The NFL Trying To Buy Congress?

The National Football League appears to be making an attempt to buy Congressional acceptance of their impending 2011 lock out. With the contract with the NFL Players Association ending after this season and owners holding hard on salary caps and tighter control of revenue a lockout of the players is growing into more of a […]

“Grassroots” Campaigns From Corporate Dollars Grow

“Grassroots” Campaigns From Corporate Dollars Grow

As we near the November 2 countdown for the midterm elections Americans are being bombarded with ads, mailings, phone calls and petition bearing, sign waving folks urging for your vote. Some of the ads are from the candidates on the ballots and, although smear ads have become the norm in 21st century campaigns, this year […]

Is the US doing enough to move away from its dependence on fossil fuels?

Is the US doing enough to move away from its dependence on fossil fuels?

Is the US government and world governments doing enough research and development on alternative fuels? I ask this question because I’ve seen the products that have been developed from such initiative, hybrid vehicles, solar and wind energy. While these developments have given us hope for the future these developments are still moving at a pace […]

Fox News vs. NPR

Fox News vs. NPR

It is not surprising that Fox News and National Public Radio would have little in common. After all, with one dealing in news and the other in lies, rumor and speculation, there’s little in the way of common ground. Except, that for a brief time they shared an employee; an employee who fell out of […]

The Myth of the American Dream: Everyone can be Rich if They only Try

The Myth of the American Dream: Everyone can be Rich if They only Try

A meme is an unstated belief that is so deeply buried we don’t even know we believe it. One myth or urban legend I have slowly come to notice is the meme of the American Dream; if we would each just pull ourselves up by our boot straps and work really hard for a long […]

Americans Want To Protect Their Rich

Americans Want To Protect Their Rich

In a time of fiscal crisis and economic downturn it would seem natural that those who have more would be called upon to help balance the ledgers. While no one can argue that America is in the throes of something called a recession that greatly resembles a depression many middle class Americans don’t want to […]