What if a zoning code is no longer cohesive, or impedes rather than accomplishes societal goals? Let's remember to reassess -- with simplicity in mind -- and recall the first principles of shelter and the wheel.
Blazoned on the top of the CNBC News page was the headline, "US Futures Turn Higher Following OPEC News." The article goes on to advise that OPEC was considering raising production for the first time in two years.
"Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here." Given the level of wackiness that seems to have afflicted this third planet from the sun, Jack Nicholson's immortal line in the movie As Good as It Gets should become our worldwide slogan.
The environmental threat to our existence and that of generations to come grows every day. Seeking non-fossil fuel solutions to our energy needs are not "rushed government investments" as Michael Lynch pontificates.
Commentators today are repeatedly referring to the level of oil reserves held by the Libyan oil fields, projecting concerns that these reserves are in danger of being cut off from the world market. That concern is spurious to say the least.
The Obama administration has acted in accordance with standard U.S. operating procedure by supporting a dictatorial government, regardless how oppressive and undemocratic, in the name of serving U.S. national interest.
I arrive in Cairo just before last week's protests begin. Traveling with a group of 38 tourists we land unwittingly amidst the uprisings, and proceed to spend several days moving just ahead of the mounting danger.