Silver Lining in Cloudy Economy

Economy Social Media War

            New Orleans     The economy is whack without a doubt. Gas prices are over $4 here in oil country, in fact, way over $4 per gallon, and topping $6 in California.  Inflation’s gallop may be lessening, but it’s still hitting pocketbooks everywhere whether due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, supply chain issues, the pandemic, …

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Sanctions and Crony Capitalism

Financial Justice Ideas and Issues International War

            Carlsbad         There’s a lot of back and forth in the news about whether the sanctions being employed fiercely by the western world as a weapon to pressure Russia over its invasion of Ukraine will work.  The theory would be that sanctions on close associates of Russian leader Putin among the rich oligarchs, military, and …

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book cover for Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution by Stephen Zunes and Jacob Mundy.

A 47-Year Invasion Still Unsettled in Western Sahara

ACORN International Ideas and Issues Wade's World War

            New Orleans      I was curious when a promoter pitched a story to me about Western Sahara.  What did I know about that area?  Nothing!   I thought, heck, ACORN organizes in Africa in Kenya, Cameroon, Liberia, Tunisia, and has begun in Nigeria, and maybe sometime soon in Uganda, this is an opportunity to learn …

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