The Economics of Star Trek

As some of you may be aware, I have been a Star Trek fan all my life. It was arguably formative, though in my youth I was more interested in the technology than I was the social commentary. (Growing up white, right?) Nevertheless, Trek represents one of the few works of mainstream sci fi that […]

America the Beautiful

Right.  I promised an acid-fueled lunatic rant so here goes! This one has been cooking for a while now.  After my last three posts all critical of the America-that-is, I thought it might be a good act of balance to talk about the America I believe in.  Describe what I’m fighting for, what I hope […]

The Case for Philosopher-Kings

Aren’t we in a pickle now. I mean seriously.  There’s no probable outcome of the November elections that looks good for the United States.  Jill Stein, the only candidate with anything resembling a humane platform, is polling at two percent.  This might be because the media are kind of ignoring her the way they did […]