I’ve been to Asia again and it sucks. You know those places on the Lonely Planet beat? They’re crowded with brusque, loud travelers from places where respect for other cultures wasn’t taught or the current bunch of road-killers didn’t learn. Here we are in South East Asia, where the overland hippies from Europe andContinue reading “Touristville, Asia”
Water privatization hasn’t been explored much in the general consumer media in the US, although there are articles in the scientific and water industry press. Water privatization generally refers to private contract operations of water systems owned by public utilities, however a few municipal water systems are moving to private ownership, usually when a corporationContinue reading “Who owns your water?”
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In 2000, 6.8 percent of China’s vast population were age 65 or older. By 2025, 13.4 percent of China’s population will be age 65 or older. Source: Eberstat, N. (2004, Fall) Four Surprises in Global Demography. Orbis 48, 4:673-684. p. 676 So what does that mean for ordinary people? China depends on families toContinue reading “Age :: Debt and who will take care of Grandma?”
The skillful manipulation of the essential story of the conflict between the U.S. with al-Qaeda has left the U.S. on the wrong side of the story. And make no mistake, in the information age, it is all about the story that plays online, on mobile phones, television, on video and film. Viral messaging moves imagesContinue reading “Change the Culture :: Tell the Story”
Staying home to conserve fuel and financial resources? You’re on a Staycation. This summer — or winter– take the time to explore your own backyard, walk through a local park, or tour the county historical society museum. No need to book out-of-town on a carbon-hearty expedition.