Monthly Archives: September 2018

Tulsa, Racism and Capitalism

We talk about Tulsa in our class on capitalism for urban youth. In the 1920’s, a part of Tulsa was called “The Negro Wall Street”, because of its accumulation of businesses and wealth. A Black man stepped on a White … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh, Power and the Past

I knew it was a power play when I did it. Many years ago when I was much younger and unmarried, I visited my parents in Florida for the holidays. A family with four sisters, three about my age, was … Continue reading

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Reason and Passion

Sometimes it seems passion and reason are presented as in conflict, a choice people make – are you a rational person or a passionate person? A ranking even, with rational valued more than passionate in our hi tech world. It’s … Continue reading

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I Believe in God

A friend asked about people’s belief in God last week and I got busy and didn’t respond – I’ve felt a little guilty ever since. I believe in God. I can’t imagine not believing in God. I can’t imagine not … Continue reading

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Class 2 – Capitalism and Emotion

Attached is Class 2 of the program to teach capitalism to Urban Youth.  As much as business is all about the numbers, it’s humans that make decisions, and Capitalists spend a lot of time trying to influence human decisions. There … Continue reading

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Class 1 – Capitalism for Urban Youth

A few year back (pre-Michael Brown), my wife, a friend and I developed a program to teach capitalism to urban youth.  For many different reasons, urban youth and particularly young Black men, do not learn an understanding of capitalism.  My … Continue reading

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