PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Innovate to work

1. 9/11/13 NY TIMES A Lottery in hard times puts Spaniards to work. Alameda, Spain has 50% unemployment. The elected Mayor was concerned and conceived the Lottery Plan, to put people to work on various municipal projects. After 6 years of recession, there are 500 names in the Raffle and an equal number of jobs … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Innovate to work

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Financial reform/ Economic Concerns/ People

1. NY Times 4/20/13 Part time workers in Full Time wait for a better job. INVISIBLE underemployed workers do not count toward the standard jobless rate of 7.6%. A broader measure which counts the involuntary part timers as well as those who want to work but have stopped looking, stands at 13.8%. Since the ” … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Financial reform/ Economic Concerns/ People

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: A SEAT AT THE TABLE DECIDING LAWS !

1. NY TIMES 12/26/12 Legal curbs said to hamper ATF in gun inquiries: sales registry barred; no permanent director of the bureau? NO ENFORCEMENT & NO REGULATION IS THE ACCEPTABLE FORM OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE NRA & CONGRESS. Under current law, the bureau is prohibited from creating a NATIONAL GUN REGISTRY? CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: A SEAT AT THE TABLE DECIDING LAWS !

CONFIRMATION OF ACTIVISM/ one voice does make a difference

1. NY#1 Eric Schneiderman speaks about 501C4 MASSIVE MISUSE OF ADVERTISING FOR CANDIDATE ADVOCACY. This is a Loophole in the CITIZENS UNITED decision, that has recently unleashed $500,000,000 into the election system with no transparency, no limit on what a donor can spend on their preferred candidate. The solution: Insure transparency, do it anyway possible, … More CONFIRMATION OF ACTIVISM/ one voice does make a difference

Education: the good news and the absurd/ Time to THINK!

1, NYTIMES 12/10/12. To steer students toward jobs, Florida may cut tuition for selected majors. The idea for a. $10,000 degree started with Rick Perry of Texas. Next, Florida took on the challenge which has been lauded by business groups. THough there is opposition , the goal is a noble one, put cash back in … More Education: the good news and the absurd/ Time to THINK!

The plutocrats /analysis of the culture

1. Bill Moyers 10/21/12. discusses: The Billionaire class with Matt Taibbi Of The Rolling Stones and. Chrystine Freeland who wrote The Pltutocrats. According to them: Neither party represents the poor or the middle class from Bill Clinton onward. One asks, Why is every one passive.? Demoralized? The entire intellectual class has been captured by the … More The plutocrats /analysis of the culture

Other’s are improving their cultures/ They ‘re serious about reform!

1. Bold moves by South Africa, they intend to spend 100 Billion on infrastructure. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuma met with business leaders and called upon them to make personal sacrifices by voluntarily forgoing raises and bonuses for a year, as a strong signal of a commitment to build an equitable economy. Quoted from the NY … More Other’s are improving their cultures/ They ‘re serious about reform!

Other’s are improving their cultures/ They ‘re serious about reform!

1. Bold moves by South Africa, they intend to spend 100 Billion on infrastructure. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuma met with business leaders and called upon them to make personal sacrifices by voluntarily forgoing raises and bonuses for a year, as a strong signal of a commitment to build an equitable economy. Quoted from the NY … More Other’s are improving their cultures/ They ‘re serious about reform!

Values, Common Sense : Think about the good times

1. When I read the NYTimes this morning, I encountered another article on New England Compounding that made me despair. Ex workers cite concerns at Drug Firm…. Making and dispensing drugs was never meant to be only about quotas and money. I know, in 1979 I worked for Pfizer, we were proud of our facility. … More Values, Common Sense : Think about the good times