Monthly Archives: December 2013

Did French Renaissance Man Rabelais Smoke Weed?

Did French Renaissance Man Rabelais Smoke Weed?

IMAGE: Gustave Doré, Triboulet (Rabelais) Although Rabelais seems to have lived from about 1484 to 1553, I think he would be tickled to know about the internet, and more tickled still to know that his works are freely available on the internet, and he appears to have plenty of fans. I told a French friend that […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

PHOTO: Codepink Women for Peace Like most things in nature and among human institutions, corporate social responsibility (CSR) exists on a spectrum: Evil companies, which subscribe to the “profits are everything” mantra of unfettered free market capitalism.  In this category are all the big banks which brought us such delights as “financial innovation,” the Great Recession, money […]