Here's my latest essay for CounterPunch. Here's the first paragraph to whet your appetite for more (or not). Note: 17 minute read. During a recent trip to Boston, I saw this delusional expression screaming at me in large red, white, and blue letters from the side of a passing cement truck. For the uninitiated, it’s … Continue reading They Hate US ‘Cause They Ain’t US!
I read this LinkedIn post with conflicting feelings and felt compelled to respond, for what it was worth. It's always heartwarming to see people helping other people need. On the other hand, no one in the US should go hungry. It is a crying shame and a national disgrace that so many do. The US … Continue reading Hunger in the Land of the Free
COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously. I recently came across the 3/12 issue of Kinh Tế tập đoàn (Economy Group), a bilingual magazine that features articles about a variety of business- and economy-related topics, including laws on regulating operation of state-owned enterprises and financial mechanisms and policies for state-owned economy groups and … Continue reading Secrets of the Capitalist Class (in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam)