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Ramping up the two big Powers

The report below from the Guardian UK describes accelerating government and military planning for major civil unrest caused by climate change, energy …

Damascus Snowball Truce (a real moment of peace)

I have something else I was going to post, but just saw this. It reminds me of the WWI Christmas truce. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce There is a deep lesson and inspiration here. I think we would learn so much by fully understanding…

Four Types of Power

Stimulated by Occupy and an expanding inquiry into new forms of economics, combined with my ongoing interest in bringing wisdom to politics and governance, I’ve stumbled on a productive approach to pulling it all together: Start from an exploratio…

More good thinking about the “budget crisis”

The three articles below describe major approaches to addressing the deficit — for health care, taxes and the military — that would have a greater impact on America’s budget woes than ANYTHING being currently negotiated by Congress and the Obama…

Info and Perspective on the Budget Crisis

So much is happening under the guise of “the budget crisis” that I thought it might be useful to deconstruct this issue a bit. I am concerned, in particular, because a number of efforts are emerging to formally engage the public in deliberations a…

The role of Honor and Heroism in nuclear catastrophes

This morning my brother, Dick Atlee, wrote the following: I was going through the UCS’s [Union of Concerned Scientists] latest update, from yesterday, and encountered the following, which crystallized a thought that has been nagging at me for days…