An idea of God being an author, creator of ideas, which fuel the story, whether creating the scenarios, and the obstacles and even introducing the characters.
Americans in gun-loving states have always bought and sold their heat with gusto. In a downturn however, arms small and large are being traded like barrels of light sweet crude […]
All too familiar with the ravages of the late-90s tech bubble, tech companies are not playing the fool this time around. Though they are by no means seeing stellar profits–in […]
The day in 1909 when Congress passed the sixteenth amendment to levy income taxes on states without any obligations to share the financial fruits with them is remembered as a […]
If you conscientiously object to ponying up your income this year, be advised that 2009 could rank as a tough one for tax evasion. Offshore accounts are increasingly scrutinized, year-end […]
Today, throughout America, modern-day revolutionaries are quiety scattering tea bags around state capitals in a mass protest more akin to weekend suburbanites mulching their front lawns than the Boston Tea […]
On a day of mind-numbing acronyms that few aside from tax preparers can decipher without IRS instructions, we should note one that could mark the way to tax system salvation. […]
One idea to raise a bit of funding for Washington without delving into the pockets of every American seems awfully appropriate in light of Wall Street’s penchant for risk. Regulatory […]
In this year marked by government largess, Big Think wants to know what you did to cut corners on your taxes this year. We know you did it. Totally anonymous, […]
Just starting this post was a task in itself. I was going against my first instinct immediately, whether to write about first instincts or not (How ironic). Everytime I went against my […]
Recent economic hardships have made the Great Depression something of a cultural hot topic. Is that making the economy worse? It’s hard to believe that in a world where the […]
It makes sense that the world is currently in the midst of a board game boom. While America’s overall toy sales dropped 3% last year, board game sales actually increased […]
Susan Boyle, an aspiring singer, rocks the house on Britains Got Talent 2009. Susan Boyle – Singer – Britains Got Talent 2009Uploaded by moovieblog
Perhaps it was a late arrival of American-style materialism that inspired dictators to cozy up with luxury and largess. So where have all the glam dictators gone? Hussein, Qadaffi, Mugabe […]
Gide, Sherwood Anderson, Ludwig Lewisohn, Faulkner, George Moore, Dostoyevsky, Huysmans, Bourget, Arsybashev, Trumbo, Galsworthy, Meredith. Plus the poems of Dante, Ariosto, Tasso, Tibullus, Heine, Pushkin, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Apollinaire, and the […]
If there’s one asset that doesn’t need any further protections in this life or the next it’s the estate tax, according to the LA Times. An op-ed framed the non-issue […]
Though we haven’t yet seen the complete implosion of the nonprofit sector since Wall Street collapsed last year, the philanthropic sector is bracing for increasingly bigger hits. In addition to […]
“Facebook is going to try to be a monopoly, why would it not?” asks Columbia University law professor and information monopoly expert Tim Wu. “Fortunately, it’s a monopoly of social […]
Peter Thiel and Jonathan Zittrain Discuss the Future of Digital Monopolies Today at 4:45 p.m. on Big Think
Big Think and the Berkman Center present a live stream debate on the future of digital monopolies.
Next week, the fifth Summit of the Americas will be convened in Trinidad and Tabago. The quadrennial event will represent Pres. Obama’s South American debut and, some will say, a […]
Oenologists and discerning winos alike are looking at a disappointing vintage out of southwest France this year. Abnormal weather patterns, a currency imbalance and an increasingly shunned elitist tag are […]
Perhaps we are here to be Creators?
My idea of success in the business world with a strong structure of education,work ethic and intelligence.
My idea of a newly reformed educational system in America. The concept of a redesigned I.Q. and SAT tests to acknowledge the multiple intelligences.
The Search engines rule the web world. Are you visible or not? Just getting started with making your web presence. Hold your Place and make your online Presence with set of social networking participation.
When given only two very bad impulses to guide human behavior, which one would smart people choose? Times Columnist David Brooks answered the question by wading into the battle of […]
In the largest health care study ever undertaken, researchers from Harvard and Princeton have given high marks to Mexico’s most comprehensive health care program, Seguro Popular, for providing care to […]
Obama and Medvedev’s entente at the G-20 produced the most fruitful conversation in years on how to reduce the 24,000 nuclear weapons siloed in the US and Russia. Nuclear energy, […]
During the G20 meeting in London! Thought, Pre. Obama still does not have the flash as if the Oxford-debating club- trained British Politician in answering question, he has the oriental Zen power-he can speak like” I come to learn and listen not lecture!” This wisdom of Zen opens the mind of human being to dialogue.rnrn Luckily, we have him to lead us through this Recession. Yes! WE CAN!rn