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March 18, 2013
In recent years, transgender rights have been becoming more and more a part of public consciousness. From laws disallowing discrimination in matters of housing and employment to growing rights around public accommodation such as being able to use bathrooms of one’s chosen gender, the needs of people who fall outside the gender binary are being acknowledged.
Many transgender people become aware of their status at a very early age. Some children identify as the opposite gender than the one they were assigned at birth almost as soon as they begin to talk. For these children who know deeply who they are, the difficult part is often making those around them aware of their identity and needs. Some school districts have taken steps in the right direction, letting transgender children use their chosen name and gender on forms and in classrooms, use the bathroom of their choosing, and not letting anyone know about the child’s assigned gender unless the child chooses to disclose it themselves.
February 9, 2011“Mastering a subject and then moving on has been the story of Gifford's life. His enormous body of work reflects a lifetime of experience and influences . . . Gifford writes about men and women of whom you ask, "Where do they go during the day?" And the answer is that they are the kind of people who always seem to show up after dark because they carry their own private night with them. You'll be glad that you went along for the ride, but also glad that you have a kinder, saner world to return to.”
“The people of this country are no longer making the rules by which they wish to live”: Talbott/Johnson, Part III
July 24, 2009From Part III of the Talbott/Johnston exchange at Salon.com on the following topic: The economic crisis: Who caused it? Was it preventable? Was criminal activity involved in bringing it about? And is it over? John Talbott: I don't think the current challenge is figuring out exactly what caused the crisis. Focusing on what caused this episode will lead to narrow regulatory reform that reminds me that we all now take off our shoes at airports because one crazy fellow had the idea of putting a bomb in his heel. So while reform is needed in subprime mortgages, securitization, derivatives, and even in the magnitude of our financial institutions, none of these get at the fundamental problem: The people of this country are no longer making the rules by which they wish to live.
July 22, 2009From June to July, John R. Talbott, author of The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street and Obamanomics, sat down at his keyboard with Simon Johnson, the Ronald A. Kurtz professor of entrepreneurship at MIT, former chief economist of the IMF and current BaselineScenario.com blogger and cofounder, for an exchange of emails and ideas. The topic of conversation: The economic crisis: Who caused it? Was it preventable? Was criminal activity involved in bringing it about? And is it over?