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A Philosopher Reports to Planet Earth Ross Channing Reed

A Philosopher Reports to Planet Earth

Ross Channing Reed

Published July 30th 2013
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204 pages
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A PHILOSOPHER REPORTS TO PLANET EARTH is a philosophical tour of many of the major issues of our time. Today, corporations are too big to fail, but you as an individual can fail miserably––and that’s if you do everything right. You can lose your job,MoreA PHILOSOPHER REPORTS TO PLANET EARTH is a philosophical tour of many of the major issues of our time. Today, corporations are too big to fail, but you as an individual can fail miserably––and that’s if you do everything right. You can lose your job, lose your health care, and finally lose your home––all while playing the game according to the rules. Or, you may go to college, graduate, and find yourself in a holding pattern, working a series of menial jobs, waiting for a good job in your field. After years of waiting, you finally default on your student loans. The $10.00 an hour jobs just weren’t enough to make ends meet. When you try to protest, you are treated as a threat to the state––a terrorist––when all you were trying to do was pay your bills and maybe take a week or two of vacation every year. Or, you may go bankrupt as a result of medical bills––even if you have health insurance. More and more people have justifiably lost hope in the system – in the President, Congress, the courts, the press––and corporate America has come to dominate every aspect of our lives. As we now know, there is no privacy left, and Americans can be endlessly detained, tortured, even killed by drone attacks in extrajudicial killings––all sanctioned by the corporate state apparatus. What hope remains for Americans today? Some turn to prescription drugs, others become addicted to their electronic devices, still others seek solace in materialism and specious ideology. From the health care debacle, to the economic downturn, climate change, addiction, war, terrorism, torture, warrantless surveillance, A PHILOSOPHER REPORTS TO PLANET EARTH addresses them all. Perennial issues are addressed as well: relationships, love, and death.