12 Dispositions is a field guide to customary human attitudes and behaviors
The 24-hour news cycle bombards us with horrors and atrocities, allowing little breathing space or mourning time between.
Bribery, kickbacks, cost-overruns, money-laundering, embezzlement, extortion, and widespread flouting of laws.
In most matters, most of the time, we are all creatures of habit and routine. We eat the same breakfast day after day. We take the same route to work.
The dictionary says “A lie is a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive.”
The first successes in American women’s efforts to secure voting rights were out West, in states that had a surplus of men and wanted to attract more women.
Imagine a system of law very different from our own, that lasted for well over 1,000 years, and under which there were no prisons and virtually no executions.
Basic Income (sometimes called Universal Basic Income or UBI) is the idea that everybody, every citizen or resident of your country (or of the world) deserves a subsistence level income.
A century ago German biologist Jakob von Uexküll developed the concept of Umwelt (plural Umwelten) to describe the unique sensory world or subjective universe of every sort of creature.
It’s a common but mistaken belief that feminism was invented in the 1960s and 1970s. By my reckoning, we are actually in the 6th distinct period of movements for women’s rights in Europe and the United States.