Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Let's get rid of corporations

Corporations are psychotic. They only want profit. They are in fact not allowed legally to think about anything other than profit. You may have nice people working in a corporation, but they cannot steer the corporation to be anything but a money grubbing psychopath.
Joel Bakan's book and movie "The Corporation" is a must. Get it. Study it. And let's get rid of corporations for a sunnier tomorrow.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

make it yourself!

Ok, so things have changed now. Less work, less money, uncertain future. How to save and still have what you need, or to give presents for the holiday? Make it yourself!

Also check out for instructional videos. You can fix things yourself too instead of having to hire a professional. Make things yourself, grow things yourself, fix things yourself. Barter for the things you can't do on your own.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

recommended books

The Corporation, by Joel Bakan. Wanna see why the world economy is flipping out? It's run by psychotic corporations.

Creating a World Without Poverty, by Muhammad Yunus. Wanna see what to replace psychotic corporations with? Read this.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

how about a cultural health index instead of Dow Jones Industrials?

Pretty much after every radio news broadcast, on every media web site, and in the daily papers, you can easily find the statistics for the Dow Jones Industials. Why would most people care so much about this to check it every day? Isn't this actually an index for the more elites in society? Shouldn't there be an index of the health of our society that is applicable to the average American? How about some combination of the percentage of the population with health care, the unemployment rate, median wage, and some kind of health index? That way we could see at a glance something that actually applies to all of us.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

things to do just in case

There are things that can be done to prepare for an economically difficult future that are probably smart to do anyway. Grow a garden, learn to fix things, conserve, harvest rain water, buy used, barter when you can, learn to live with less. It was uncomfortable, but the U.S. survived the Depression.