Post-A-Day: Day 4 Umair Haque (@umairh) shared the following chart on Twitter today. Take a look at what happens to work stoppages from 1980 to present and compare it to the corresponding change in income for the top 5% of Americans in the same time frame. (Displayed in red in Read more…
This is fantastic. Elizabeth Warren is running for senate in Massachussets and I could easily see her heading for a higher office a few years down the road.
Longtime DP readers (Hi mom!) will be familiar with the work of Franke James, as I have featured it here on multiple occasions. Franke, a renowned artist and author of “Bothered by My Green Conscience,” has a bone to pick with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Here’s the story:
I’ve held back on some potentially fiery polemics recently as I have no desire to be known for invective. Recent events have led me to believe it would be a disservice to the things I believe in to continue to temper my words. I apologize if I offend anyone.
I don’t make a dime for these efforts. I do it because I care deeply about social and environmental justice and I want to make a positive contribution to the common good. I try to do this by asking my readers to join me in a bit of navel-gazing, by questioning their assumptions and motivations. In doing so, I hope they will end up aiming higher with both their thoughts and actions. Please hold on to that thought.
A “compromise” has been reached
It’s been a tough day for those of us with progressive leanings. The widely praised compromise tastes like mighty thin gruel. I have a fair amount to say about it, but I’ll ask you to check out Keith Olbermann’s fine commentary first.
I was planning to write a pithy article on the many things which have gotten my goat this week, but I’ve had it up to here and the relevant angles have been covered by far better writers. I’ll just leave you with a picture of my boys thumbing their noses at the Cit of Oak Park, Michigan…
Harvard University Extension School
Towards Sustainable Business Education:
Analysis & Recommendations
Department of Environmental Management
St. Louis, MO
Franke James asks the question, What Can One Person Do, When 6.8 Billion Are Frying The Planet?” The answer you ask? Put together an amazing set of graphics to educate and inspire.
We seem overloaded with problems and headed in negative directions on many fronts. (Environment, society, politics, business, poverty, food, health care, animal & human rights, etc.) On top of that, our governments seem neither inclined to pursue, nor capable of, corrective action. (more…)