Essays by Title

What Christmas Means to Me

Here we are at the end of another year, well into what many of us call the holiday season.

What to Do about Big Business?Has business gotten too big? In terms of size and influence, I contend that indeed it has. So what do we do about it? In our current political climate, a number of points seem clear.
Why Do We Call It Capitalism?As Americans we generally believe in capitalism as a superior economic system, and are typically convinced that our country is run on capitalistic principles. But I've been wondering lately: If these things are really true, then why do so few Americans actually possess any capital?
Why I Call Myself a Practopian

I suffered a crisis of faith a few years ago: a crisis of faith in my atheism.

Will the Circle be Unbroken

I first heard this song as the title track on the monumental 1972 album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, which they recorded with a number of country music greats who were still alive at the time.