Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 19

The Wealthy Community


On New Year’s Eve, 1900, newspaper magnate James Scripps wrote a letter containing “a prophecy for Detroit as a Metropolis.” He expected his city to be one of the great urban places of the 20th century. This prophecy came true, but not for the reasons Scripps imagined. He wrote his letter eight years before the …

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Sep 09

Economy Versus Technology: The Impact On Populations


In Labor Day 2028 (an opinion piece in the Huffington Post), Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and prominent expert on labor and inequality, suggests that 20 percent of the profits of patents and trademarks (representing technological innovation) be distributed to citizens over 18 as a “basic minimum income”. Such a …

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