• The Dollar

    The Dollar. The Almighty Dollar. The Dollar Bill. A "Federal Reserve Note." I debated with myself on what to title this rant. I considered calling it “Brian Brown on the Economy” or “Brian Brown on the Federal Reserve Bank,” but while it about all of these issues, I felt that the subject of the economy was too broad and the Federal Reserve Bank was, actually, too narrow. Here’s what I mean: The economy, any economy, whether it is the planetary economy, a government’s economy, or your own, personal economy is dependent on more that just the mere currency used in financial transactions. I did not want to rant merely about…

  • Judicial Supremacy… Is it Really Judicial Hegemony or Just Judicial Tyranny?

    JUDICIAL SUPREMACY… IS IT REALLY JUDICIAL HEGEMONY OR JUST JUDICIAL TYRANNY?

    su·prem·a·cy [suh-prem-uh-see, alternate soo-premm-ah-see] –noun 1. The state of being supreme. 2. Supreme authority or power. he·gem·o·ny [hi-jem-uh-nee, alternate hej-uh-moh-nee] –noun 1. Leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation. 2. Leadership; predominance. 3. Aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination (especially among smaller nations). tyr·an·ny [tir-uh-nee] –noun 1. Arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority 2. The government or rule of a tyrant or absolute leader. 3. A state ruled by a tyrant or absolute leader. 4. Oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any leader. 5. Undue severity or harshness. 6.…

  • Blood and Gore and Enron… Oh my!

    BLOOD AND GORE AND ENRON… OH MY!

    Al Gore, who hilariously once claimed to have invented the Internet, now denies— in the face of powerful evidence to the contrary— that he is in a position to make an immense fortune from global warming mitigation efforts. Ian Wilhelm, a Chronicle of Philanthropy reporter, asked the private equity firm Generation Investment Management, LLP (GIM) to respond to accusations that Al Gore, David Blood, et al., were profiting from the trading of carbon credits. Goreb’s non-profit Alliance for Climate Protection plans to spend $300 million on an advertising campaign aimed at convincing the American public that they urgently need to embrace (economy-crippling) controls on carbon emissions and press politicians to…