Weed is legal, but what exactly does that mean for you and me as we move forward?
Something positive came out of Colorado in 2012 “Colorado strong”. High school senior, Taylor Edgin, furthered the expression, which started on social media, and turned it into a real way to help Coloradans.
Be it a matter of taste, art or necessity, humans find a way through personal and natural disaster and some create beauty where death was assumed to rule. It’s nature’s way, after all.
n America efficiency is king and the elite speak the language of utility. But to many of us economics is Thanksgiving and Black Friday; and these two days in November seem to serve as a fruitful analogy for trying to break through the bipolar psyche of American political economics. Thanksgiving Thursday families in Southern Colorado and around the country come together to share a meal, to break bread, and to take care of one another. Communities sponsor food drives and soup kitchens provide food and shelter for less fortunate families. This is the intrinsic welfare function in our community, the deeply held American value for equitable distribution of resources among free people.
You’ve heard of welfare, but have you ever heard of welfare capitalism? Welfare capitalism is what historians call the practice of companies offering employees privileges and services that the labor market did not demand. Today, benefits like sick days and health insurance are standard with most employment contracts. During the 1920s, the heyday of this practice, the public hailed companies that offered these things for their generosity. Today, these kinds of benefits are taken for granted.