At times NobodyisFlyingthePlane will be a diatribe about the current state of affairs in the US and the world at large, at other times it will be an evidentiary discussion of the problem, and most of the time it will just be a collection of links I wanted to share.
A study shows the advantages of a circular Economy in a country where infrastructure is not as advanced and car ownership is not as widespread as in mature economies.
By designing the economy to share, reuse, recycle as opposed to the linear “take-make-dispose” model they would experience faster and greater growth while creating a more sustainable and environmentally sound economy.
India Could Leapfrog Advanced Countries By Adopting A Circular Economy
The Electoral College should not vote for a candidate who is not qualified for the job.
Alexander Hamilton provided a blueprint for states’ votes. Federalist 68 argued that an Electoral College should determine if candidates are qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence. Mr. Trump shows us again and again that he does not meet these standards. Given his own public statements, it isn’t clear how the Electoral College can ignore these issues, and so it should reject him.
Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump http://nyti.ms/2gJkwVt
Large American and European banks are financing the destruction of rainforest, despite “sustainability pledges which specifically mention deforestation.”
The money is aiding a process that scientists say destroys ecosystems, displaces indigenous communities and covers the region each year in a thick, suffocating smog that stretches from Jakarta to Hong Kong.
How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril http://nyti.ms/2gY48gO
Why were people so willing to think a tiger would change its stripes?
Of course The Drumpf is serving his own needs first. Of course he lied to those who voted for him. Of course those who voted for him were fools to believe that he would follow through on his promises to them.
He’s outsourcing our economic policy to Wall Street.
“Steve Mnuchin is just another Wall Street insider,” Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said in a joint statement. “That is not the type of change that Donald Trump promised to bring to Washington — that is hypocrisy at its worst.”
Trump’s Economic Cabinet Picks Signal Embrace of Wall St. Elite http://nyti.ms/2gMB0sN
The Republican Party’s greatest flaw is that it does not have an expansive, inclusive platform based on the idea that we need to improve things for all people.
Their platform is formed around the idea that the system should be systemically rigged to keep the Wealthy, Whites, and Wall Street in power.
It’s a party built on racism and the idea that poor of all colors are undeserving of equal opportunities.
Today’s Republican Party is built in part on fear of people who are not white. There’s no other way to say it. The party is committed to reducing voting rights for African-Americans. It has a history of alienating African-Americans that long predates Trump, stretching through Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
Race, and the G.O.P.’s Future http://nyti.ms/2e2CoYq
A great suggestion on how police should work with protesters to avoid violence at large events. It should be used on the regular.
We’d like to see better cross group planning at Standing Rock.
[Police] should invite protest organizers to planning sessions to share perspectives, tactics and concerns about how demonstrations will be conducted and policed. One strategy: Team demonstration leaders with police officers, to jointly calm emotions and identify, and help to eject, people bent on violence.
How to Prevent Violence in Cleveland http://nyti.ms/29UymjB
Evidence for continuing affirmative action.
Don’t Blame Diversity for Distrust http://nyti.ms/256tBbG