Friday, October 17, 2014
In 2013 The Maine legislature passed a bill called Industry Partnerships, which created a new government function granting the state wide spread authority to manage relationships between businesses and people in the private sector. Now Governor Lepage is talking about taking care of student debt by selling it to companies who will hire the students and also get a tax credit- which in Maine likely means a cash payout from taxpayers. This raises many questions which are enumerated in this post.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Andersen Studio Evolution Diaries: Darma Art and Other Rambing Thoughts on How and Why to Craft a Successful Crowdfunder
Andersen Studio-Design is a small independent private sector American Ceramic design and slip-casting enterprise, in existence since 1952. We need to raise capital in order to preserve our business in a way that can be carried on by future generations of ceramic designers and crafters . However, being so independent has its drawbacks- we don't have an easily accessed network of support needed to pull off a successful crowd funder. I see the most likely avenue of support as coming from the Conscious Capitalism movement started by John Mackey who founded Whole Foods, but how does one get the attention of a Mr Mackey and/or other other influencer willing to lend their name in support of our project? I suppose one can start by spreading the word- which is what I am doing now in this rambling and philosophical post about where Andersen Studio finds itself in today's world and how a company like Andersen Studio can make this world a better place in ways not usually considered in contempora
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I accidentally deleted this post. I recreated it but the link is now different and so I am posting it again with new link Mikkel Clair Nissen is a Danish psychologist who has written a book exposing the the life and general psychology of Danish people under socialism. He is so much on the same page as I am on in my blog and he is a passionate spokesperson and an eloquent writer. Perhaps if Americans and Mainer's hear the message from a European living in a deeply entrenched socialists system, the message will be more powerfully conveyed. In this post I show some of teh correlation between what Mr Nissen discusses and what is taking place in Maine as the government has been incrementally transformed from a state to a corporation
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: High Brow Art VS the Marketplace and the Maine Juice Conference
I set out to tell my story of encounter with the overlords of Maine at the 2009 Juice conference, but writers block takes me off in other directions including more about the National Endowments for the Arts, Marxism vs free enterprise system and more.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Making Government Smaller - Let's Revisit the National Endowments for the Arts
So much talk about making government smaller ! How do we begin? Taking a look at The National Endowments for the Arts.
Monday, September 29, 2014
As the election draws closer, the Maine political class would very much like to control the talking points in the political debate. Yesterday the live stream on Twitter for #mepolitcs looked like the brotherhood of the Maine government and the Maine media. After tweeting the same thought, independents voices returned and I took screen shots of the live event as documentation.