Category Archives: Society

George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh has been called the “Father of the American Conservation Movement” because of his seminal book Man and Nature published in 1864. Today his legacy is honored by the Marsh – Billings – Rockefeller National Historic Park encompassing … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Farm Credit System

One of the themes of this blog is that I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit I worked for the Farm Credit System for 32 years, retiring at the end of 2016. How … Continue reading

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Cloverdale Presentation

Cloverdale was a distinct, close-knit community mostly in Westford, Vermont, but also including the Putnam Farm in the adjacent town of Cambridge. It lasted for more than 150 years, from 1804 until the 1950s and 1960s when my siblings and … Continue reading

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Cloverdale Book

Cloverdale was a distinct, close-knit community mostly in Westford, Vermont, but also including the Putnam Farm in the adjacent town of Cambridge. It lasted for more than 150 years, from 1804 until the 1950s and 1960s when my siblings and … Continue reading

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Mansplaining

Recently I was in the awkward position of explaining to a woman the concept of mansplaining. What is mansplaining? This clip from the television series Silicon Valley explains: Ouch. What can we men do to improve our communication skills? This … Continue reading

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Classifying Public Life: Discussion and Examples

In the previous post I discussed how I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit And sometimes in terms of two sectors: Government Society (= for-profit + not-for-profit) In this post I further discuss … Continue reading

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Classifying Public Life

I sometimes think about public life in terms of three sectors: Government For-profit Not-for-profit Government makes the rules that everyone lives by. The for-profit sector provides most of the goods and services that we use. The not-for-profit sector fills in … Continue reading

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