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Strife in the Middle East is the legacy of the world’s first and second-most popular religions, along with their less popular older sibling, Judaism. But near-constant warfare is also the result of imperialism and nationalism, and the military-industrial complex; there is no one not to blame.

Spoiler Alert: The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie is a nearly perfect piece of entertainment, combining conventional action, absurdist comedy, and a bit of family drama while subverting some narrative clichés. The message of the film changes: from there shall be a hero, to anyone can be a hero, to everyone can be a hero. For exposing both prophecy and villainy as BS, The Lego Movie gets an A+ in the moral-of-the-story department.

I was talking with a friend the other day about the environmental benefits of keeping capitalism on a tight leash with a choke chain.  Yes, the best established company can make the most money, but when profit becomes the only merit, it tends to come at someone else’s expense.  These are called externalized costs, like…