During a hot summer day in August 2003, the lights went out across much of the Northeast and Midwest United States and the Canadian province of Ontario. It was the biggest blackout in American history, all triggered by an overloaded overheated power line in Ohio which sagged down low
Despite continued assurances about America’s economic strength and global influence, scores of nations around the world are rapidly divesting themselves from their dependency on the world’s reserve currency as a mechanism of exchange. The key players, Russia and China, are
In 2006 my life was humming along the normal path of middle class Americans. Living near a major metropolitan area, mid 30’s, working for a fortune 500 company, married, kids, two cars, house in the suburbs, 401k, health insurance, life was good.
If the economy really is “getting better”, then why are nearly 50 million Americans dealing with food insecurity? In 1854, Henry David Thoreau observed that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation”. The same could be said of our time. In America today, most people are
A lot of people were relieved the End of the World eluded Earth again… Many saw this as an opportunity to party hard, hang out with family and friends, share love and positive thoughts and smile more often.