Book Review: The Curse of Bigness

The Curse of Bigness, by Columbia University Law Professor Tim Wu, examines the monopolization movement through the lens of antitrust law, primarily the Sherman Antitrust Act from its inception in 1890 to today. This slim book tackles an enormous and complex problem in succinct narrative that is fluid and technically precise. Short on jargon and big on describing constitutional history in simple terms, you don’t have to be an antitrust lawyer to understand how corporate monopolies are dictating the course of economic policy in America.

 


Vyshyvanka Day Fundraiser for Ukraine

Central Park Angels Inc. D/B/A You Are The Angel is honored to announce a special multi-state fundraiser Compassion with Fashion: Rise with Ukraine, which will be held on May 19, 2022 in NY, WA, CA and AZ. The proceeds from this fundraiser will directly benefit the people of Ukraine.


The Right to be Let Alone

I have been teaching a graduate course that I renamed to its original title, “Ethics, Policy, and Law in Information Management,” for ten years now. This spring we read aloud the Bill of Rights, and before I could make my usual statement that the founding documents of the United States are imperfect and still evolving, an Afghan student asked, “Why is there no mention of women in these documents?” 


Book Review: Braiding Sweetgrass

A beautiful fusion of the indigenous wisdom that embraces the glory of life in all of its incarnations, scientific knowledge is fused together with the innate understanding of the teaching of plants. The plants teach us all we should ever need to know.


Reflections on A Mother’s Day Message

Patricia, I am grateful for the words you wrote in your essay. I am the father of a son, and now a grandfather to a little eight-year old boy. I share your heartfelt feelings over the latest examples of a world that seems to be spiraling out of control and into darkness— once again. 


PR for People The Connector Magazine - May 2022

In the May issue, we feature people who are doing good things for the world. Being good, kind and generous is a choice that we make. Can there ever be one humanity? A world without war and genocide?


A Mother's Day Message

 

I must ask the same question of you that I ask of myself in the middle of the night: Why do we make the same mistakes over and over? Maybe you know the answer. I welcome your thoughts. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

 


One Blue Marble

For Zabine Van Ness, the news from Mariupol, Ukraine brings back traumatic memories. Zabine knows firsthand what war does to innocent people. Her earliest childhood memories are of being rushed to the cellar to take cover during bombing raids.