NYC Cynicism, SF Solutionism

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I’ve been writing here for over a decade now. In hindsight, only a handful of those posts are still worth reading.



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On Asking Big Questions

I frequently wonder why more people aren’t asking the “big questions.” To me, they seem like the obvious questions to ask.

What is Philanthropy For?

Though imperfect and not without risks, we are better off with philanthropy than without it. Philanthropy is not undemocratic; extreme inequality is undemocratic.

Our Purpose is Process

Our generation isn’t positioned to do what past generations accomplished. Our purpose is process. It’s a difficult rallying cry, but that doesn’t detract from its importance.

Trump and People Power

What is a democracy-loving, power-to-the-people peer progressive to do when the networks work against us?

When Journalists Write Theories of Change

It’s extremely gratifying to see a so-called “theory of change” come alive in concrete language, narrated by a reporter and with videos that feature the voices and opinions of the people who are actually affected and do the affecting.


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