Viewed before Hurricane Katrina as an institutional disaster, New Orleans’ public schools got a second shot at success as a result of the devastation. City planners ran with the opportunity, deciding not just to rebuild schools, but to implement a bold experiment in public schooling. A full 60 percent of
The America isn’t in a recession, but rather in a period of introspection. The current market turbulence isn’t from just a freak event like the 1989 recession. It’s not the irrational exuberance of the Dot-Com bubble. It is something firmly rooted to the foundations of our economy. Something that if
Picture what would happen if the police and the military were disbanded. How long would it take for looting to break out? How long would it take before people would start killing without any fear of consequence? Would gangs start to grow? Would society start to fragment into feuding militias?
How can so many people have such blind allegiance to their parties? Government is structured nowadays where each party caters so heavily to lobbying groups in order to get funding that it is no longer the people they serve, but the special interests: Oil, the Telcos, Pharmaceuticals. Yet so many