The Skills Gap Myth: Standardized Testing and the Economy

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“Americans are ill equipped with the skills for the technological demands of the 21st Century.” – Conventional Wisdom By Damien Rush Video with Richard Rothstein ducation and economics go hand and hand. Skills are taught and learned in preparation for an … Read More

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Chain of Evidence and the Custody of Your Vote

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“Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.” – Horace Mann By EJ Wickes kay, I’m anti-union and pro-right to work. BUT – that said – as a public servant we do not vote for … Read More

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Satyrus Jeering’s “The Nitch”: In Search of…Yourself

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“This illustrated prose is an adventure tail that travels far beyond its binding. The Nitch is a story about discovering your passion and purpose, with the help of a few very curious friends.” By Adrian Cross The Nitch (above), an … Read More

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Divide, Demonize and Conquer

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“All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.” – Alexandre Dumas By Allen Sands Image (above) by Jorge Murcia ocieties all have a propensity to divide and compartmentalize their cultures. Through some form of social … Read More

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Dead Wait

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“When I heard that recording, I felt that look in my eye again and the feeling that I was trying to forget.” By Peter Alexander Photography by Peter Alexander y music was on shuffle when I discovered this recording and, … Read More

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Political Art Movement: How About an Artistic Political Movement?

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“If somebody questions reality, truth, facts; [it] always becomes a political act.” – Ai Weiwei By Allen Sands rt has imitated life long enough. Metamodernism brings a level of industry and digital technology that enables life to imitate art as … Read More

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Statesman or Politician?

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By Irwin Ford James Franco (above) as Oz. Image from galleryhip.com hat’s the difference between a statesman and a politician? We use the terms as if they’re synonymous. Time to stop sleeping on your stomachs people…the Oligarchy is comin’ your … Read More

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Sustainable Destruction

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“We take as much as we can while leaving a somewhat manageable trail of destruction in our wake, but not so much as to send us hurling into the abyss – yet.” By By Lenore Haynes Photo (above) by Don … Read More

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Political Parties The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY “Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of the [political] party are sufficient … Read More

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Capitalism: Adam Smith Never Even Heard of It

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“If Adam Smith is ‘known’ as the ‘father of capitalism’, it is 20th-century accolade of which he knew nothing, nor, to be accurate, deserved. This is an example of projecting modern notions onto the past.” – Source. By EJ Wickes … Read More

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Vocational Training: Economy in Education

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“I can’t understand, why for the life of me, did we stop vocational training in our Public Schools?” – Marco Rubio WHAT GOES UP NEVER COMES DOWN By EJ Wickes Vocational students (above) compete in a NASA design competition. hat’s … Read More

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Intuitive Politics: The Artistic Process of Anarchy

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”I don’t know much about politics, but I know what I like.” By Allen Sands Podemos (above) he majority of Americans consider their political obligations to be met by simply having a party affiliation and voting. One problem with our … Read More

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Universal Healthcare: Medicare as It Was Intended to Be

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“The constant truism of capitalism is that all markets require some degree of manipulation or regulation within the context of the general welfare, not corporate welfare.” By Allen Sands ell, there’s an idea. Use our Universal Healthcare system – for … Read More

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The Environment: With All Due Respect

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”Organic vegetables, free range live-stock, clean air and water and alternatives to fossil fuels. Is that environment too much to ask for?” WHAT WE COULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW By Jason Swift ith all due respect, we’re missing a crucial … Read More

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Open Source Ecology

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“We offer open source blueprints for civilization, for a fraction of commercial cost.” Image from fiveislandsorchard.wordpress.com here consumption has become our major daily activity, we rarely ask what it means to ‘produce’ something. Through Open Source Ecology, collaborative development promises … Read More

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Restaurant Industry: Civilization Declining Through Fine Dining

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“Somewhere along the line the ‘gratuity’ or gift became the ‘tip’. Eventually the ‘tips’ and ‘gratuities’ became taxable income and ‘service charges’. And finally the ‘service charges’ became the employer’s and the ‘income’ became the IRS’s.  Pretty slick, huh?” THE … Read More

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