Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Boomers’ Fail

Ron Morgan called my attention to this profound critique of modern social/political deficits by David Brooks from the NY Times, May 29th. —————— The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite By David Brooks Opinion Columnist May 28, 2018 CreditBrian Snyder/Reuters … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Society, Futures, Governance

“Bizarre Spikes” Becomes a Standard Feature of Climate Change — not just in the Arctic

Check it out — an opinion piece from E&E in February of 2018. from Medium <https://medium.com/@Michael_Spencer/arctic-alarms-climate-scientists-with-bizarre-temperature-spike-ac1354427b97&gt; Michael K. Spencer  The original business insider. A tech Futurist and Editor of FutureSin. WeChat: mikekevinspencer Feb 27 2018 Arctic Alarms Climate Scientists with … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Futures

Book about Providencia or New Providence, or ¿Santa Catalina?

from the New York Times Book Review section for Sunday, 13 May 2018 — NONFICTION Pirates, Runaways, Smugglers and the Occasional Aristocrat   Review By Michael Pye                           … Continue reading

Posted in Small Island

Tools for Change — Donor Advised Funds

from Slate [personal note — Kincey and I have a couple of donor advised funds, funded through local Community Foundations. Commercial fund managers like Fidelity are not the only tools that can be used by individuals to set up a Donor … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Society

One Way to Stop Killing Our Reefs . . . .

from Slate <https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/hawaii-bans-coral-killing-chemicals-because-sunscreen-producers-wont.html&gt; FUTURE TENSE Get Sunburned, or Contribute to the Death of Coral Reefs Sunscreen producers are putting tourists in a no-win situation. By RACHEL WITHERS MAY 07, 20185:55 AM Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Thinkstock. Future Tense … Continue reading

Posted in Fun

Samuelson on Health

Some adult talk about solving the heath care standoff from the Sunday, April 30th, Washington Post OpEd pages, by economic guru Robert J. Samuelson: There’s a genuine solution to our health-care problem By Robert J. Samuelson          … Continue reading

Posted in Fun, Governance, Health, politics