It is Monday afternoon as I write this and a story that began this weekend is still evolving. I’d normally let a story like this settle before opining on it but this one is potentially too huge to ignore even for a bit. Let’s explore. Continue reading Locked And Loaded?
I just added Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline by Darrell Brickner and John Ibbitson to the Recommended Reading Section. Their well supported theory is that the global population will continue to rise for a short period of time, then level off and eventually decline.
If they are correct it will have a major impact on the world in terms of wars, the severity and therefore impact of climate change, famine, geo-politics, migration and the global economy. The winners in this will be the countries that have the optimal immigration policies for their situation.
Today is Earth Day (and Dyngus Day for my readers in Poland along with all those who like me are ethnically Polish). One of the few regrets I have about leaving Buffalo is that Dyngus Day isn’t celebrated anywhere else I have lived. The only regret I have about working for President Obama’s 2012 campaign is that I passed up the opportunity to work with a group of graduate students and learn more about the environment. For the record I am celebrating Earth Day by attending a lecture this evening. Before that I’d like to share some thoughts on climate change with you. Let’s explore. Continue reading On Earth Day 2019
I just added Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss to the Recommended Reading Section. It is considered to be one of the three must read political books published in 2018. (The other two are Leadership by Doris Kearnes Goodwin and Fascism by Madeleine Albright which are already on the list.)
In it Beschloss explores the actions of wartime presidents from James Madison to LBJ. The stories aren’t always pretty.
This is admittedly a very different twist on the traditional Memorial Day article. It is more than a bit Pollyannaish and will probably never come to pass; but wouldn’t it be wonderful if it did? Let’s explore. Continue reading The Last Memorial Day