This is a wonderful profile that was recently filmed about the ministries of what has been my church home for well over a decade, the United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus Ohio. Started[…]
Category: The Economy
Does Jay-Z’s 4:44 Live Up to Beyonce’s Lemonade?
Following the artistic leap forward represented by his wife’s album, Lemonade, it was a necessity for Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, AKA “Mr. Beyonce,” to respond with something that could reasonably be placed next to it on[…]
Strategies: Part III – Imaginary Americas (all white or diverse?)
Complete Trump Strategy Guide And do you remember God’s reply? He said, “No, I have 7,000 others who have never bowed down!” – ROMANS 11 At this point in history (Trump), we stand poised between[…]
I grew up in a generation that vowed never again to go to war. And yet here we are, in it up to our eyeballs all over again. It doesn’t seem to matter who’s in office, or how many protests there are. When will it ever stop? *
In the previous series of blog posts we explored the question of why unemployment is so high, which led to the ways in which Consumerism is coming to the end of its usefulness as an[…]
The Cake is a Lie
Tenth in an ongoing series about the deeper reasons behind the difficulty of finding work After reading last week’s post you may be thinking that War is such a wonderful thing that we should just[…]
War, What is it Good For?
Ninth in an ongoing series about the deeper reasons behind the difficulty of finding work I’m a huge hippie pacifist. But with all due respect to those great Motown songwriters, Mr. Whitfield and Mr. Strong,[…]
The Downside to Consumerism
Last week we looked at the upside of Consumerism, the ways in which it functions well as an employment-creation system. This week we’ll look at the darker side of our trusty economic engine. Seventh in[…]
Spend ’till you drop
Sixth in an ongoing series about the deeper reasons behind the difficulty of finding work Let’s take a good hard look at our old friend Consumerism, the dominant Employment-Creation System (ECS) in the modern world. […]
The Bright Side of Unemployment
Fifth in an ongoing series about the deeper reasons behind the difficulty of finding work Don’t jump off any tall buildings yet. Despite the abundant Direness, things are less bleak than they appear. The problem[…]
Dire Trend #3: Busywork?
Fourth in an ongoing series about the deeper reasons behind the difficulty of finding work (Adapted from an essay originally presented on 4/4/05) Most Americans are familiar with the phenomena of “busywork” –time-consuming tasks of[…]