From Mother Jones, a dozen bits of graphic evidence that supply-side economics is the wrong medicine for what ails the US economy, if shared prosperity is the health standard for national prosperity. Just one pair makes that point perfectly:
Three articles in today’s New York Times have only reinforced my determination to get the word #Demandside into the national conversation. I have little faith in anything, let alone American politics or the national discourse, but I do have utter faith in the notion that if our political so-called leaders do not return to pre-Reagan-era demand-side economics, we can kiss the prospect for shared prosperity good-bye. Continue reading
SCI on Film | Chris Pierson
Coming to a theater near you: An award-winning, hard-hitting documentary on quad rugby that blows away stereotypes about quadriplegia.
Witchcraft and Statecraft: The Political Uses of Magic in Shakespeare
Uptown: The New Downtown?
by Chris Pierson
At the intersection of Forest and Cumberland Avenue in the heart of Portland, four corners meet but do not shake hands. On the southeast corner, the monolithic art deco AT&T building glowers across the street at a lonely vacant lot to the northeast. A new parking garage on the southwest corner seems preoccupied with the developments in the condominium space at its foot. And on the northwest corner, Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers, in an elegant civil war era residence, casts an interested eye on the less than harmonious proceedings all around. Continue reading
It’s good to be back in WordPress!
I’ve been unemployed for almost two months. In my last job, from which I was laid off rather abruptly, I spent a lot of time posting with WordPress. As I began looking for work, I gravitated to Tumblr, probably because my teenage daughter was raving about it. Fact is, though, it wasn’t doing much for me. I’m much more comfortable in this environment.
Here’s hoping it accomplishes for me what I want it to accomplish, namely:
- To serve as a springboard for my job search
- To serve as a home for my writing samples
- To serve as a journal for my thoughts
- To serve as a muse for those thoughts
We’ll see what other functions I can wring out of this blog as I go along.