Fracking Free Speech

Fracking Free Speech

It’s one thing for Big Oil to bust into our communities, groundwater, and economic well-being with the hydraulic fracturing natural gas boom. Now, in addition to poisoning the environment, this fracking fad is busting the free speech rights of locals who dare to...
Under-Taxing the Rich Is Uncivilized

Under-Taxing the Rich Is Uncivilized

Please don’t fret about paying taxes. They’re your most productive investment. As Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. noted more than a century ago, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” Tax cuts may bring some temporary...
When Workers Foot the Bill for Bailouts

When Workers Foot the Bill for Bailouts

Peter Drucker, the analyst who founded modern management science, died in 2005 at age 95. When he died, business leaders worldwide hailed this Austrian-born American for his enormous contribution to enterprise efficiency and effectiveness. But Peter Drucker also cared...
Why I’m a Chick with Chicks

Why I’m a Chick with Chicks

In the span of a few years, I’ve gone from weird to trendy. Why? I keep chickens — in San Diego. Here’s one sign of how times have changed. In 2009, the local newspaper’s editorial page excoriated me for trying to change local laws to allow chickens....
Obama’s Unethical End Run

Obama’s Unethical End Run

Back in 2010, President Obama declared: “I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests.” That was so 2010. By 2013, the mist of corporate money has fogged over Team Obama’s commitment to such...
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