Category Serious Stuff

Offensive Structure Against The 2-3 Zone Defense

Basketball. Like you I get frustrated in losing games of basketball. But what shits me more than losing is playing with no real direction. We’re a good team which really puts in. There is no doubt the Badgers play hard. We just need to play smarter.  Having played a bit of basketball in the past […]

The World is a Business

This is a powerful scene from the 1970’s movie “The Network”.  Its ever more poignant today as it was back when the film was made. “…You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen, and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and […]

Dollars or Democracy?

The U.S. Supreme Court claims that money is the same thing as speech. And now because of the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, huge corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. This decision has opened the floodgates for corporate money to drown out the voices of real people in […]

What They Don’t Teach You in Economics

I’m an Economist. Well, I have a piece of paper from a University which says that I am. There I said it, don’t hate me. Well maybe you should? I did my time in the capitalist education soldier factory during the Keating/Hawke years of Australian financial systems deregulation.  I was believer of these “reforms” and […]