Essays & Images on Cities, Travel and Contemporary Culture. A web journal of James A. Clapp, Ph.D., an UrbisMedia Ltd. Production

Vol.72.4: LIFE OUT OF BALANCE

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[Note: This piece is Part II of The Sustainability of Shangri-La]

“We need a balanced approach,” to fixing our economic problems we heard the President saying

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Vol.67.6: Retired Thoughts on Labor Day

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© 2010, UrbisMedia, Ltd.

I consider myself fortunate that I never regarded my occupation as “labor.” I never regarded it as

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Vol.67.3: THE INDISCREET HARM TO THE BOURGEOISIE

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© 2010, UrbisMedia

(With apologies to Louis Bruñel)

Americans would never use the French term for the social class that

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Vol.67.2: SOOOOO BIG

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© 2010, UrbisMedia

On 7.31.2010 NPR ran a piece that BP was trying to ”buy up” as many possible scientific witnesses

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Vol.60.5: CHRISTIANITY AND CAPITALISM: SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

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Once, long ago, I considered going the way of St. Francis of Assisi or Ignatius Loyola, forsaking

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Vol.56.6: WHY WE ARE IN DEEP DOO-DOO, PART III

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We ain’t done yet.

If we manage to avoid being swept away by an economic tsunami (Part 1

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Vol.56.5: DISMAL SCIENCE 101

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© 2009, UrbisMedia

Randomly rational thoughts on Economics and the fate of the nation

Following all the excitement and glitter

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Vol.52.9: ECON 101 FOR McBUSH

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©2008, UrbisMedia

The “dismal science” is producing some real doomsayers these days. Doomsayer-ness is, of course

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Vol.52.6: EVOLUTIONARY CAPITALISM

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Ever wonder where does all that wealth goes when the hundreds of billions, perhaps trillions just

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Vol.52.5: IN THE MOMENT, a short story by Sebastian Gerard

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©2008, UrbisMedia

Is that the last face I am ever to see; that Iraqi kid? He must be no more that twelve, and wearing some

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