Who do you Trust – or is it Whom? (Part Two)

Tweet In part one of this series, three documents were listed for suggested for reading.  In your busy schedule, did you have the time? Let’s consider the challenge.   There is a card in circulation titled “100 Days of Summer Get Out. Get Active” One of the check boxes is “Read 100 Books.” What does […]

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Who do you Trust – or is it Whom? (Part One)

Tweet In the winter or spring of 1973, I attended a required lecture by Walter Cronkite, the anchor of CBS Evening News and “the most trusted man in America.”  At the end of each broadcast he said “And that’s the way it is.”  I was 31yearsoldand I believed him.  Again, it was a required lecture. […]

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Who do you Trust – or is it Whom? (Part One)

Tweet In the winter or spring of 1973, I attended a required lecture by Walter Cronkite, the anchor of CBS Evening News and “the most trusted man in America.”  At the end of each broadcast he said “And that’s the way it is.”  I was 31yearsoldand I believed him.  Again, it was a required lecture. […]

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Water, Water Everywhere

Tweet “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797-1798. On Earth, 97 percent of the water is saline, in oceans, seas and saline ground water.   Per Wikipedia, “Fresh water is naturally occurring on the Earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice […]

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THE LIST OF 18

Tweet During the past 19 posts, each item in the List of 18 has been presented with, hopefully, enough background to better define each item and hint at the challenges in each area.  Before moving on, a summary of the list is useful for contemplating the interaction between each item in affecting the future of […]

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SOCIETY – Governance

Tweet An emotionally charged subject, governance here means how do seven billion (now) people on an oblate spheroid called planet Earth get along?  It deals with identifying what resources must be shared collectively and how they are  distributed.  It includes how individuals interact and their responsibilities to on another.  And it focuses on the most […]

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FEEDING HUMANITY

Tweet During the past 20 columns, 18 areas worthy of study regarding future needs were considered, generally independently.  It is appropriate now to consider a few questions related to multiple items on the list.  Let’s get started.   In 1798, The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, in An Essay on the Principle of Population,[1] examined population […]

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SOCIETY – Commercial and Financial – How Do We Do Business, Individually and Collectively?

Tweet In the history of humanity individuals banded together to form micro societies in which the members worked collectively for the common good.  Everything was pooled primarily for survival.  Then micro societies interacted using barter to exchange essentials (satisfy needs).  As humanity evolved, however, certain things became collectively recognized as having inherent value, permitting different […]

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SOCIETY – Tools – Simplified – To Help the Human Existence and Reduce Production Overhead

Tweet The plow was invented around 3,500 B.C.E. (3,500 B.C.)(1) in Mesopotamia and China. Around 1,900 B.C.E., forged iron plowshares were being used. In 1785, the cast iron plowshare was invented and it was mass produced for the first time in 1839 by John Deere(2). Other machinery was invented to assist in seeding, threshing, and […]

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