For the People

Decoding the World’s Story

If the world were being diagnosed in a psychiatrist’s office today, the diagnosis might very likely be schizophrenia. If you spend time...

Women. An asset we are wasting.

Four things led me recently to reflect on women. Not just any women, but women in research. 1) A significant number of posts on LinkedIn...

Or, By and For

The United States likes to think of itself as exceptional. And it should. This is a country founded on what were then uniquely different...

What it Really Means to Belong

Over the last few days, we have been examining the social contract between government and society through the lens of Maslow’s Hierarchy....

The Road to Dictatorship

Dictators rise to power – and stay there – by taking one of two roads. The first is by military means. The second is by getting elected...

Kleptocracy Kills Democracy

In his 1796 farewell address to the nation at the end of his second term as President, George Washington spoke out against what he saw as...

Dumbing Down America

Why is modern-day America so willing to disregard facts and science in the service of conspiracies and cult thinking? Why does our...

Covid-19 and the Social Contract

In a democracy, the intrinsic contract between government and the electorate is that government will use its resources, sourced from...

Why the Economic Contract is Broken

Is there such a thing as an Economic Social Contract? Is it government’s obligation to provide for the economic security of its citizens?...

How Money Eases The Path to Dictatorship

Simon Chadwick Author of “For The People: A Citizen’s Manifesto to Shaping Our Nation’s Future” There are two paths to dictatorship – the...

Welcome!

If you have come this far, it suggests to me that you may be as concerned as I am about the direction in which our country is moving. We...