Category Archives: Society and Media

As Long As It’s Not Someone You Know

“Let’s say it wasn’t my heart. Not me. Just a star you didn’t know.” This quote is from one of my all-time favorite movies, Stardust. (The movie is based on the book of the same name by one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, although the book and movie are quite different.) In it, Yvaine is a star,… Continue Reading

Founding Fathers: My Three Favorite Quotes on Government and Money

We often think of the Founding Fathers as a monolithic institution. However, they often disagreed. Indeed, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were often at loggerheads — in spite of a friendship spanning decades. Some of our Founding Fathers did agree on some things, though. Even though they were, by and large, privileged and what we… Continue Reading

Trying to Work Through My Problems with Patriarchy

One of the sayings I remember hearing from the way back is, “Whom the Lord calls, the Lord Qualifies.” I also remember an Institute teacher telling the class that when there are two spirits together, one must always be the leader. As I’ve thought about these teachings, it bothers me that the key here is… Continue Reading

I Will Never Understand Our Reluctance to Tax the Wealthy

This is something that I don’t get. I don’t think it’s “punishment” for success when the wealthy pay higher taxes. I’m not sure how contributing more to the general advancement of society is a punishment. Part of the issue is that the wealthy tend to live in bubbles. Bubbles from which they rarely emerge. Their… Continue Reading

Bloggers, Journalists, and the First Amendment

Ever since doing my time in journalism school, I’ve thought about the rise of new media, and what it means for the press and for journalists — especially with the decline of “traditional” journalism, particularly print. Over the last couple of weeks, my thoughts have turned with increased frequency toward this subject, since the Ninth… Continue Reading

Interesting Stats on Women and Finances

After writing my last post, I found the following on women and finances, and thought I’d put them up. It comes StatisticBrain: What I found most interesting is that only 16 percent of households are those where women don’t work at all. Continue Reading

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