Random Mutations

Look before you leap kind of begs the question.  Like what’s the commotion in your emotion? One of the two books that most influenced me intellectually was Lord Bertrand Russell’s “Wisdom of the West”.  He‘d made his intellectual bones with the logical foundation of Mathematics.  Russell was also a philosophical exponent of Analytical Logic. In […]

The Pit and the Pendulum

It seems like we’ve been taking the virtual out of the reality in this country with Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” ever since the Vietnam War’s lost innocence let the lunatics out of the asylum. First swing of the pendulum gave us Nixon.  Back on our meds, we went with Carter.  “The […]

Mis-Rule of Law

Injury piles on insult, when the rule of law jumps to conclusions in forcing facts to fit a legal theory.  Take the rights of individual citizens in a representative democracy.  Start with Freedom of Speech.  Then force the facts to monetize it.  Spending power moves up the ladder, on a slippery slope, from a benign […]

Bingo in the Boardroom

Go down the S&P 500 list and ask any CEO, where is the Magna Carta in their corporate charters for “the freedom of speech that was the right of Englishmen”?  (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Supreme Court of the United States, 129 S. Ct. 2893 on June 29, 2009)  Corporate governance is no more […]