Will Mankind Evolve Away from Monetary Transactions?

Imagine being able to deconstruct the vast subject of economics into three major principles or theories. The first theory is that the global population has a duty to the global economy. This viewpoint holds that the economy lives and dies based on the habits of the peoples of Earth. If we want economic prosperity – if we want the economy as a whole to continue to exist – then it is up to the individual consumer to step up and perform his or her worldly duty of infusing said market with capital.… [Read more]

Imagine

How many times have you heard the phrase ‘Peace on Earth’ this time of the year? I am sure I will hear someone sing or recite those three words between now and New Year’s Eve. John Lennon sang:

“Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace”

Imagine the two beliefs people have formed through the ages – nationalism and religion – just things of the past like the extinct caveman extinct, now dead and buried never to rise up out of the ashes.… [Read more]

Distracted by Conservative Ugliness

Monday night, I knew exactly what I was going to write about:  The third and final presidential debate on foreign policy, with Romney acting a fool and a typical blunderbuss (when, that is, he wasn’t telling the American public that, when it came to President Obama’s foreign policy, he wouldn’t change a thing).  And then there were the post-debate Tweets from conservatives which demonstrated, without question, that right-wingers are in the grip of demonic possession.  … [Read more]

Working Class Hero

This past Tuesday would have been John Lennon’s 71st birthday. My mind always takes me to him every October 9th; I can’t help it. I will play a Lennon song or two, and post on Twitter or Facebook. He was one of the voices I listened to back in the Viet Nam War era; his words and songs called to me — he told me in verse that we are all one, that no one is better than anyone else, and how people struggle daily to survive in the richest nation in the world.… [Read more]

Instant Karma

The inimitable John Lennon said it best:

“We all shine on…”

But here’s what I think of when I hear the song:… [Read more]

The Look

Editor’s Note:  This Transcending Borders post is from a woman who, like many of us, knows that there are things that divide us.  What’s more important is what we do, great or small, to bridge the gap.  It all begins with us.

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My 8th grade school year started out ok.  I was a good student and I had good grades.… [Read more]