Back to Basics

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Economics, revelation, Revolution

I want to get back to basics. When people were people not avatars. When letters were often written on paper. When families read books and played guitar. I want to get back to basics. When kids played outside till dark. When monsters were usually only imaginary. When parents could relax at the park. I want […]

I have a dream

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Economics, revelation

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A number here or a number there As products and people go nowhere and disappear like an off switch. Ones and zeros that do not twitch in their spreadsheet rows that are shown. So that numbers can be crunched. So that the numbers can be thrown into a file to be reviewed And then tweaked […]

Red Pill or Blue Pill

Posted by on Jan 8, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Economics, Fear, politics

I woke up today.
I felt nauseous as usual.
I took a shower and thought

Akbar’s Meditations #1 – Profit See

What is Profit? Akbar’s Meditations:  Take the question above and think about it, but take the first instinctual response and dig deeper.  What is profit?  What is it?  What is a real world example?  How does it work?  What is it grounded in?  Is it good?  Is it bad?  Is it real?  What is its […]

The Infertility of Capitalism

Posted by on Jan 1, 2010 in Economics, Fear, Philosophy, psychology

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Hey you, Whitehouse

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in 2009, Choken Word, Economics, healthcare, politics

Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are. Big man, pig man, I tried and I tried. I wrote emails and letters that spied the era of a new beginning among the average citizen, old and young. I talked to everyone around and online about health care reform and the spine of our country […]

A Simple Plan – Globatron Insurance Company

A thought occurred to me today…What is stopping people from starting their own non-profit insurance company. Given the right number of people, paying half of what they pay now, I am not sure why we couldn’t start a very simple pay-all insurance company. We would have no marketing costs, very few legal fights, and of […]


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Fight the Power – A Confession

The life of a rebellious person is made more difficult by the accumulation of knowledge.  As I grow I see there is a constant temptation to use knowledge as a defense against, what is innate in some people, the tendency to advocate for justice, in the form of the complacency that can come with comfort.  […]

You might be a slave if…#1

You might be a slave if your labor benefits the owner way more than it benefits you. You might be a slave if every job seems to contain the same numerical trap. You might be a slave if when your company is sold, you get sold with it, and you lose your benefits, while the […]

Akbar’s Word of the Year – Anomie

This is an answer, a way of responding to that question ‘What’s wrong?” Anomie, a term used by Derkheim, who I am not familiar with, but read this wikipedia article and I think you will agree it addresses much of what we are dealing with today.

Economic Hit Man

Posted by on Sep 8, 2009 in Economics, Globalization

John Perkins / Dedicated to Changing the world! John Perkins’s classic exposé, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, spent over 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and is published in more than 30 languages. His follow-up, The Secret History of the American Empire, provides a plan for creating a sustainable, just, and […]