Articles on PR for People

Donald Trump and “The Lord of the Flies”

A real-life version of William Golding’s famous (dark) novel tells a very different tale about human nature.  But what about Donald Trump?


Beyond the Pandemic: An “Inflection Point”?

“Recovery” will not be enough; the status quo was not working for many of us.  We must turn in a new direction, with changed values, new policies, and revitalized institutions.  Or else. There must be a basic consensus about the duties and obligations that we have toward one another.  Such a consensus no longer exists in this country, and it is a very dangerous situation.  We must create a new political consensus around a set of shared values, with a social contract that aims to achieve fairness and a fair society.  Among other things, this must include a universal basic needs guarantee.   

 


The Coronavirus Cassandra: Are You Listening?

The Coronavirus Cassandra:  Are You Listening? A Pulitzer Prize winning public health journalist who predicted the coronavirus pandemic is warning us now about the “collective rage” yet to come.  So, how will we respond? The only way to avoid “collective rage” is with collective change.  

 


How to Feed the World in a Pandemic

Coronavirus Victory Gardens: How to Feed the World in a Pandemic...The “biointensive” growing system, a modernized version of an ancient method, could provide a vast opportunity to employ idled workers and produce food.  


“A Man for All Seasons”

A Man for All Seasons: A morality play that’s especially relevant for this dark time in our history.


The Next Pandemic

The Next Pandemic Could be Far Worse! But let’s also imagine a world that is far better prepared!


Who’s Afraid of WHO?

Who’s Afraid of WHO? A political virus is assaulting our country, and the epicenter is Donald Trump.


The Coronavirus and the “Common Good”

The Coronavirus and the “Common Good” The coronavirus could be called a “common bad.”  It reminds us that there are positive alternatives as well.


What an Invisible Microbe Has Taught Us – Again!

What an Invisible Microbe Has Taught Us – Again! We were warned.  And warned.  And Warned.  When will we learn?  


Evolution and Ethics: It’s Not an Oxymoron

The evidence suggests that cooperation was the “master architect” of evolutionary complexity, especially in humankind.  That’s why ethics is so important. The selfish gene model of evolution is a one-sided caricature.  Darwin himself understood the important role of ethics in human evolution. The ethical implications of a fundamentally cooperative model of human evolution are obvious.  Effective social cooperation depends on having a harmonious social relationship.