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Polifit 1.2

Polifit had its second meeting February 22, 2107. In attendance were Rene Kane, Tony Canata and Katie Byrne. The meeting began with a question about what direction to take the meetings, since there may be different people attending each week, … Continue reading

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Polifit 1.1

Polifit had its first meeting February 16, 2017. In attendance were Rene Kane, Jason Katoch, Eric Wilson and Tony Canata. We discussed why we were gathering. Tony’s view was that he wanted a structured way to influence the polity at … Continue reading

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Colleges Call Bullshit on Making the World A Better Place

             Breaking from a centuries old tradition of challenging students to create a better world, the nation’s Ivy League colleges have announced that they will deemphasize civic virtues and foster a culture of personal success on their campuses. The nation’s … Continue reading

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The Big Short End of the Stick

I went to see The Big Short the other day. The circumstances were well aligned for something special. I snuck out of the office for a matinee with my friend Kristen, who was also playing hooky from the small business … Continue reading

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On Gun Violence

“In Sudan they carry firearms the way Americans carry cell phones. No one shoots anyone. If they even try they are shot dead.” – A gun owner defending the right to bear arms             The onslaught of gun violence is … Continue reading

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Democracy 2.0, Part II

Democracy 2.0 is coming. It is only a matter of time before we have an online system for participating in the political process that is comprehensive, organized and interactive. We will learn about, debate and track government policies in real … Continue reading

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Democracy 2.0, Part I

The basic principle of democracy is self-governance. Everyone in a democracy has an equal right to participate in the decisions that affect us all. Though it is customary to think of this principle as applying to our own representative democracy, … Continue reading

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