Tag Archives: Status Quo

Why Real Reform Is Now Impossible

It’s difficult for well-meaning pundits to abandon the fantasy that meaningful reform is possible. Indeed, a critical function of the punditry and corporate media is to foster the fantasy that the status quo could be reformed if only we all … Continue reading

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The Status Quo Has Failed and Is Beyond Reform

That the status quo–the current pyramid of wealth and power dominated by the few at the top–has failed is self-evident, but we can’t bear to talk about it.This is not just the result of a corporate media that serves up … Continue reading

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Why Even a Modest Disruption Will Shatter the Status Quo

Consider this clipping from the August 1932 San Francisco Chronicle newspaper: “Reduction of salaries of municipal employees and limitation of city positions to only one member of a household will be sought by (Supervisor) Adolph Uhl in two amendments to … Continue reading

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Future Shock and the Greening of America

During our recent breakfast meeting in Berkeley, author/blogger Jim Kunstler suggested that the coherence of eras waxed and waned, and the present era was incoherent. By this he meant the narratives being propagated by the status quo no longer align … Continue reading

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On Financial Parasites and Predators

Reform is impossible in a system optimized for centralized power and financial predators and parasites. The problem with optimizing private gain by any means available is you also optimize financial predators and parasites. The problem with optimizing a system for … Continue reading

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