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Update on Life & Democracy in Burma

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Day to day life in Burma (Myanmar) is hard for most of the people. This 6-minute video gives a photo-journalistic account of life along the Irrawaddy River.

Statism and the Small Saver

Statism and the Small Saver

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As bad as it is in the rich west, conditions for the small saver are far worse where poverty predominates. There is no chance for growth without accumulation of capital generated by the savings. The policy prescriptions of statist, western economists have only made matters worse.…

Water and the Lobbyist Culture

Water and the Lobbyist Culture

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OpEd piece on the role of lobbyists in American politics. …

Tinderbox in Burma (Myanmar)

Tinderbox in Burma (Myanmar)

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Conditions in Myanmar (Burma) are coming to a political and economic head. The ruling military oligarchy is moving quickly to consolidate economic power in advance of upcoming elections. There will likely be little political freedom even after elections. …

Proposed 28th Amendment

Proposed 28th Amendment

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In case you have not heard, there is a populist movement in the U.S. to amend the Constitution. For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress can retire with the same pay after only 1…

Myanmar (Burma) Update: Notes from the Field

Myanmar (Burma) Update: Notes from the Field

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The U.S. government is beginning a reapproachment with the military junta of Burma. It was reported that President Obama met with General Than Shwe of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) during the last ASEAN conference in Asia. It is believed that Obama was pushing for elections…

Building Stupas in the Sand

Building Stupas in the Sand

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Non-zero sum thinking by the political leaders would significantly help the population of Myanmar lift itself out of poverty. Improvements to the basic transportation and communications infrastructure would allow them to participate in the next phase of economic growth and prosperity stemming from the globalization process. …

Today, We’re Made of Star Stuff and BPA

Today, We’re Made of Star Stuff and BPA

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Recent scientific studies reveal toxic chemicals in the blood of newborn babies. This information cannot be ignored, and the author provides an action step to consider.…

Water Sustainability – Haiti Has Been Thirsty For Years

Water Sustainability – Haiti Has Been Thirsty For Years

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Until we actually walk in the shoes of another human being or culture, our perspective towards that person / society is filtered through our own experiences, opinions and perceptions. The trauma of Haiti and its people is beyond true understanding, especially when witnessing it via the media, while food, water…

Water Sustainability – Power, Poverty and Perception

Water Sustainability – Power, Poverty and Perception

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More people of wealth and wherewithal are waking up to the shared and common goal of preserving our planet, our species, and all living things. It is my view that privately held, socially conscious and engineered companies can energize change and bring solution and sustenance to the end user. In…

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