Category Archives: Politics – General

Why The USA Desperately Needs Immigrants


A friend recently shared, “As We Live Longer, How Should Life Change? There Is a Blueprint.” The article investigates how we will have to reimagine education, careers, cities, and life transitions for lives that span a century (or more). I’d like to consider just one issue that arises in the article—the fact that the population in the USA  is aging and its birthrate continues to decline. Continue reading Why The USA Desperately Needs Immigrants

George Packer “We Are Living in a Failed State”

Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull

If you read one short article about the state of contemporary America it should be We Are Living in a Failed State: The coronavirus didn’t break America. It revealed what was already broken” in The Atlantic. The essay captures our attention in its very first paragraphs.

When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Continue reading George Packer “We Are Living in a Failed State”

Review of David Wood’s “Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future”


I had the pleasure of pre-publication access to David Wood’s recent book Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future. Wood is chair of London Futurists and on the Humanity+ board of directors. Here is my blurb on the book’s back cover: Continue reading Review of David Wood’s “Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future”