wealth inequality


“No soup for you” (NSFY) echoes the now-iconic soup Nazi from the hit TV show Seinfeld in a 1995 episode when a customer is chastised for attempting to change an order, thereby disrupting the rhythm of the food shop. “Not… Read More ›

Towns Without Pity

We need an understanding heart..Why don’t they help us, try to help usBefore this clay and granite planet falls apart. ~Town Without Pity by Gene Pitney, 1961. When does a town just wither away—officially? Since 1997, three Virginia municipalities have… Read More ›

Attitude and Metatude

Generally, attitude is taken to mean a settled way of thinking or outlook. Scientific inquiry requires an attitude that embodies elements of careful judgment, open-mindedness, critical mindedness, and curiosity to limit personal bias in the inquiry. On occasion, attitude may… Read More ›

Homeless High Tech Housing

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, September 28, 2021. A technological solution to reduce poverty and homelessness emerges. Three-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a… Read More ›

The Magic Word

By Frank Blechman At a convivial (social) lunch the other day, one of my colleagues observed, “We’re all socialists here.” Mentally, I found myself asking, “What does he mean by that?” All of us at that table were old enough… Read More ›


Earlier this month (July 19), VoxFairfax reported that a Virginia not-for-profit partnered with a New York-based not-for-profit (RIP Medical Debt) to eradicate $278 million owed by Virginians and Tennesseans. The relief covered over 26,000 Commonwealth residents. The project was spearheaded… Read More ›