Category Archives: General

It’s Time to Retire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a Measure of Prosperity

What if we used wellness (Gross Domestic Happiness) as a metric for prosperity rather than GDP? Distilling an economy’s success in delivering “prosperity” to a single number has outlived its purpose. Zachary Karabell describes the birth of GDP in far less … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Ditch the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

So why does the government maintain such a transparently inaccurate and misleading metric? For three reasons. That the official rate of inflation doesn’t reflect reality is obvious to anyone paying college tuition and healthcare out of pocket. The debate over the … Continue reading

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After we win: 3 education policy proposals: Truth/facts, Love/community, Lifelong virtue

Education builds the future, and as you who read alternative media know so well, is a lifelong upgrade in virtue. Alternative media is engaged in an education contest. We educate the public that US “leadership” is an oligarchy immersed in … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Fascism, Communism and Crony-Capitalism? Nothing

The essence of crony-capitalism is the merger of state and corporate power–the definition of fascism. When it comes to the real world, the difference between fascism, communism and crony-capitalism is semantic. Let’s start with everyone’s favorite hot-word, fascism, which Italian dictator … Continue reading

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The Climate Is Invading the Earth

If an alien invader with a face were attacking the earth, the difficulties that governments have getting populations to support wars on other humans would be multiplied a thousand fold.  The most common response to officials calling some petty foreign … Continue reading

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