I have been following the Detroit bankruptcy story and thought the following syndicated column from David Sirota (“Don’t Buy the Right-wing Myth About Detroit”, Salon.com, 23 July 2013) worth sharing. Sirota asks good questions and supports his arguments with statistics,
My young friend (and nephew) Florian Pellet recently posted a 1997 article from the Cato Institute (Boaz, David. Creating a Framework for Utopia, Vol. 31, No. 6, November/December 1997) as an interrogation on what it means to be a libertarian.
The following was written as a meditation introducing the theme of a luncheon conference on Expatriate Citizenship in a Connected World. The United States Consult General, Diane Kelly, was our featured speaker. To paraphrase the French adage, “pour faire la
This post was originally written and shared with an old friend, Bud Oakey (see Thoughts from Bud ). As I write, the run-off candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy (who received 27.18% of first round votes) and François Hollande (28.63%) are maneuvering for
Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) recently produced a convincing analysis and alternative view of the stakes in France’s run-off elections. You will find the article, “Economic Misinformation plays a Major Role in French Election”
Is there a contradiction in the term “world citizenship”? The key is what one understands by “citizenship”. Is citizenship a behaviour, an active engagement and participation in a membership organization, or is it merely a descriptor of one’s values, a