An Incredible Journey: The Hubris of Kepler 22-B

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What about that John Corzine?  Is he the man, or what?  The guy lost a few billion dollars of his clients monies in a series of financial charades, some of which he cannot even account for, and he expects to be given a hall pass. Is that hubris, or what?

It is maddening to observe how the anesthetized and confused American consumer continues to absorb the avalanche of bad financial news concerning the rest of the West – Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Hungary – while refusing to acknowledge the fact that her own country is itself on the brink of financial ruin. Is it not good old American hubris? She resists admitting that austerity measures yet more severe, and likely much more damaging than in those other countries, are about to strike at the heart of the homeland as never before imagined.

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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