Investigative reporter James Bamford is the author of "The Puzzle Palace," the first book published about the NSA. He later authored two more: "Body of Secrets" and "The Shadow Factory." Mr. Bamford has also written and co-produced a documentary on the NSA titled, "The Spy Factory."
Education is the "great transformer" (John Kenneth Galbraith). The only way to solve the three crises of mass unemployment, environment destruction and trade imbalance is to shift to qualitative growth from quantitative growth. A job in education costs 1/10 a job in a capital-intensive industry like chemical dyes: $30-40K compared to $500K.
What is the role of 'fine' art when its audience is a small minority of the general population? What is the role of art produced by an individual--or a small group--when millions of images are now instantly available at the push of a button?