Main Streets Part One…

Main Street USA is a subject everyone seems to have an opinion on and I’m no different. My personal take on Main Street includes the neighborhood sections of bigger cities,such as Roslindale,Jamaica Plain and Mattapan in Boston, as well as the small towns of suburbia and exurbia as well as those places where community is based…

The Ideas Lab: the Independent Worker/Citizen…

I won’t be backing this post up with links and relative documentation but I will say that such items are in abundance on the subject. This post will in fact be based mostly in my own opinion and experiences in life and study. All in all I think it may very well represent one of…

The Ideas Lab:Compulsory Voting in the USA?

Compulsory voting is something that makes many Americans uncomfortable. The thing is I just can’t shake it. Democracy is NOT democracy without the demos. Apathy is a terrible thing and the US political scene is a dystopian miss mash that falls well short of what We the People deserve. Do you cure apathy at the barrel…

The Ideas Lab:Die Frau ist verrücht?

So 2016 Democratic Presidential inevitable Hillary Rodham Clinton was part of a panel that talked about ideas for America’s economy. She spoke on the German concept of Kurzarbeit. This is a system that has companies keep workers in lean times instead of laying them off. The government pays for the employees staying on the job. When things…

Introducing the Ideas Lab at Valleyviewpoints.com

This Lab? No sorry Cooper although your series will be staying around this new series is rooted in something kind of special. I was motivated by a thread discussion over at Rutherford’s place where I brought up the topic of ideas via a question: Are there any ideas in the political sphere that has anyone here excited,angered,curious…