Archive for March, 2006

Microcosmic debate

Friday, March 31st, 2006

My boss and I have been discussing and debating the essential cultural divide that is happening between him and me, between the Red and Blue states and the West versus the East. That debate is simply a conservative versus liberal approach to reality. In overly simplified terms the divide is between tradition and progression; between [...]

Good times…

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Well, I have arrived back from Miami where I attended the Ultra Music Festival. Ultra is a huge rave/dance event that is held in conjunction with the Winter Music Conference. This year the event was held at Bicentennial Park and 45,000 people attended. Each of the major genres of dance music were represented at separate [...]

A note on Conservative commentary

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

I guess the title of this post could also be “Ann Coulter: Proud to be Biased.” I know this will surprise many readers, but I do like to check out some conservative writers and blogs on a regular basis. I do this in an effort to check my own biases and to observe what it [...]

CEO compensation

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Today I read a couple of articles on CEO pay (here and here). This is an issue I have been privately stewing about for quite some time so I figured I would bring the news to you. For those of you who have not been paying attention to economics for the past several years, CEO [...]

One year in and the nature of man

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Well, we have now been operating this blog for just over one year. I am regretful that I have not been able to discipline myself enough to do this everyday, but sometimes issues need to be thought over at some length before I am willing to make any comment. As the home page implies, I [...]

My take on the dead ports deal

Monday, March 13th, 2006

For the past couple of decades the US has been a prominent leader in spreading the message of Free Trade; how it helps everyone, how it is so much more efficient than government (it generally is), how it is going to fix the problem of global poverty (trickle-down Reaganomics) and how everyone should get in [...]

Progress?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines progress as 2 : a forward or onward movement (as to an objective or to a goal) : ADVANCE 3 : gradual betterment; especially : the progressive development of mankind Now, human beings (according to science) have been around for some 100,000 to 200,000 years. In that time we have [...]

Israel – Palestine, what now?

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Goodness. Why can’t we all just get along? Just when I was beginning to think that something new and beautiful might be blossoming in this old story, I am seemingly proven wrong. Why would I think that something new was happening? Well, after the death of Yasser Arafat it seemed as if the stubborn West [...]

Venezuelan cults of personality

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Ok, last story of the Caracas trip. Another one about interesting Venezuelan politics and society. I read that this phenomena is quite common in Latin American politics, but I hate to generalize so…This will be about the observations in Caracas. in latin america i believe they refer to this concept as personalismo , but the [...]