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Institutional Acid Rain

INSTITUTIONAL ACID RAIN Do you ever think that organizations are taking advantage of your good nature, your civility, your trust?  Fraud, waste, and abuse now come in itty bitty drops generally thought too small to be worth the fight. Consider gift cards, those wonderful gifts we give to the retailers that sell them.  A significant Read More

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Chicken Nuggets and Food Chains – Everyday People, Grocery Stores, and Transit Authorities

Chickens occupy an uncomfortable place in the food chain. Roasted, fried, heck, lots of critters like chicken even with the feathers attached. Like chickens, citizens rank low on the food chain. Organizations feast on citizens in different ways. Some draw their nutrients gently, as a Columbine does from the sun and soil. Other organizations are Read More

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Tax Roulette

Who the heck is in charge around here? Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not the only signs our democracy is in trouble. Congress is working like a bicycle without a chain. This administration would “dissolve the people and elect another” if it could. The federal government checks a scant 1 percent of government programs Read More

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Koba Score Samples

The Koba Score measures the impact of power on individuals. Scores range from 0 to 100. Zero notes complete freedom, 100 marks the complete absence of freedom, i.e. someone else has total power over one’s life, including the ability to take it away. Arranged marriage in urban, middle class India                                                                                                            6.25 Arranged marriage of adolescent Read More