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Wisconsin idea to grade inner city, public schools: Work in a classroom first.

The latest political idea to fix schools is to grade them. This policy approach ignores the larger issues causing problems outside the schools in favor of a simple set of limited issues inside the classroom. This is a sure fire way … Continue reading

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The Genesis of a Substitute Teacher

As a substitute, I have gained a wide range of insights through my assignments at over a dozen different schools. Some of those being within the most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city of Milwaukee… Continue reading

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Bank Executive Fraud on an Industrial, Global Scale: Bill Black Interview

Regardless of whether your politics is right or left, Democrat or Republican, a Bill Moyer fan or not, please watch this interview with William K. Black. Professor Black is an economist, attorney, and a faculty member of the University Missouri at … Continue reading

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Man with a new, healthy heart says Obamacare saved his life

Originally posted on FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports:
[ooyala code=”did21uazrWxmhrDZJbe5EvXe_ruDpigz” player_id=”null”] KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Olathe man says the health care law saved his life. Once Mike O’Dell was able to get health insurance on January 1,…

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Volunteercoin: Bitcoin Protocol Merged with Social Value and Public Purpose

Presently money instruments or things used to settle transaction agreements, e.g. dollars and credit cards, are unequally produced and distributed by governments and recognized banks. Even the monetary innovation called bitcoin, mined by computers and known as a cryptocurrency, is … Continue reading

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I’ll Have The Bit But Hold The Coin Please: #BTC technology and #ComplementaryCurrency

First, this is not an essay about Bitcoin, at least not the currency part of it. Bitcoin the currency appears to have a few problems and myths dogging it, not the least of which is all the profit seeking associated … Continue reading

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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, Modern Monetary Theory (#MMT).

This being the Christmas season, many people think primarily about shopping and secondarily about THE greatest story ever told—the birth of Jesus. For billions of people the story of Jesus Christ is an historical fact, not fiction. His story gave … Continue reading

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In Honor Of Joyce’s Father: A Veteran’s Day Tribute

(This essay on Social/Civic values was written as part of the Ottawa University, Bachelor of Arts capstone class, Global Issues In Liberal Arts.) Introduction My social/civic essay describes an interview with an 85 year-old man, who happens to be my … Continue reading

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Rugged Egalitarianism – Hope in the Ruins

Rugged Egalitarianism – Hope in the Ruins.

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A Story of America’s Shame

Yesterday, I saw the masterpiece by Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave. It is one of the most emotionally moving films I have ever witnessed. In fact, witnessed is the right word to describe seeing this film, as I felt … Continue reading

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