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The World As It Is

The World As It Is

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Over the past year I have had a chance to see the spread of culture and human civilization as it has splayed itself out over the land and through the centuries, both in the Orient and in the Occidental world. Many of the places I go are way off the…

The Development Continuum in Jordan

The Development Continuum in Jordan

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Jordan is a progressive forward-looking country and a beacon of light in the Middle East. This article outlines some of the most important programs they have put in place to empower women in the workplace. …

HERO in Honduras: Short Film

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The non-profit Humanitarian Efforts Reaching Out (HERO) is an organization, based in Northern Arizona, that is providing medical care through outreach missions in several places in the world. Two missions to Honduras, in Central America, were conducted in 2008 and 2009. A group of four are leaving again in June, 2010. This is a short film about the work they are doing and the challenges they face getting medical care to villagers in remote areas of Honduras.

Moral Hazard in America

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An ideological battle has been going on in America – not the historical battle from the 1960s of communism versus capitalism – but, rather a battle between those who seek to sustain market fundamentalism as a credo, and those who believe that regulation of financial markets will help reduce the…

Introducing the New Silk Road……

Introducing the New Silk Road……

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For the past three years Sedona Cyber Link has been developing the initiative ‘The New Silk Road.’ This is a program vehicle for providing technology and educational resources for communities in the developing world. The growth of demand for LOHAS products by buyers in the Western world and the…

Innumeracy And Economic Policy

Innumeracy And Economic Policy

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Author provides multiple examples of general innumeracy. Innumeracy is defined as a person's inability to make sense of the numbers that run their lives. Innumeracy was coined by cognitive scientist Douglas R Hofstadter in one of his Metamagical Thema columns for Scientific American in the early nineteen eighties. See…

Optimistically Speaking– The Straight Story

Optimistically Speaking– The Straight Story

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This week, I participated in a panel-discussion hosted by the United Nations University. Four research fellows espoused on the importance of "Safe Water Provisioning as the Key to Global Health." Yep, I agree. There were about 75 people in attendance, which is unfortunately reflective of the abundant indifference permeating populations…

Is the US a Democratic Fascist Nation?

Is  the US a Democratic Fascist Nation?

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A major myth about capitalism is that is characterized by a business cycle. In fact, there is no such thing. What we commonly call a business cycle is a government induced credit cycle. We live in a state of democratic fascism, which is the actual system that…

Book Ends to the Financial Crisis of 2008

Book Ends to the Financial Crisis of 2008

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The fall of the Berlin Wall provides a useful starting point for examining the public policies and private and corporate actions that led to the fall of the U.S. sub-prime mortgage market. These two events are like book-ends to a chapter in history that will entice historians for centuries.…

Water, Money and Education

Water, Money and Education

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Where does water come from, and where does it go? For that matter, where does money come from, and where does it go? I often ponder these questions, resulting in a host of thoughts, because water and money are expansive and varied topics. For today’s musings, I consider the education…

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