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The Next Time Someone Says ‘Deregulation’…

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

My friends, the next time someone mentions the word "deregulation", do the world a favor and punch them square between the eyes...really hard. If they say the words "free markets", give them a hearty kick of the hobnails for good measure. Why? Because that person is dangerous and a menace ...

Tough Times

Friday, October 10th, 2008

When times get tough, the tough get going. This truism might be just be right, or it might be another piece of dogma used to summon the unity of the people to work together. Either way, it would be nice to have one of leaders step up and tell us ...

Bailout Imbroglio: Politics, Power, Pulpits, & Profit

Monday, September 29th, 2008

We're in uncharted waters with a leaky boat and a storm on the horizon...but the GOP wants us to know that Nancy Pelosi is a mean-spirited partisan. Let me see if I can get this straight. The Republican president of the United States sends the Secretary of the Treasury and ...

2008 Election: Wall St., White Knights, White Noise, & White Light

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Best as I can tell, John McCain and the term "maverick" is simply another way of describing the "cowboy diplomacy" we've endured for nearly eight years under George W. Bush. The move by John McCain to suspend his campaign and race to Washington on his white horse is all too ...

Execs Get Golden Parachute; Taxpayers Get Golden Shower?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The more I see and hear about the bail out of Wall Street, the more I oppose it. Here's the issue. Taxpayers are being asked to ante up for the good of the nation...and to do so with minimal information and even fewer details. At the same time, the White ...

Financial Meltdown: Math & The Myth Of Fiscal Responsibility

Friday, September 19th, 2008

While the details haven't been disclosed, it appears that the powers that be are considering a plan to bail out Wall Street...in a big way...on the backs of the American taxpayer. Troubling as this sounds, it may be the only viable solution. Regardless of the eventual solution, one thing is ...

Economy: Sink or Swim Boys!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

You have to give it to the Republicans. They may be skeevy, pencil-necked greedheads, but they sure are an optimistic bunch. A big black suck hole has opened under Wall Street and our largest banking institutions are falling thorough all the way to China - where they'll be mugged. Republican ...

Making millions and billions off the working poor.

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Businessweek's Brian Grow and Keith Epstein did an in depth article on the corporations that prey upon our nations poor, specifically the working poor. The title of their article (listen to the podcast here): The Poverty Business . There is quite a lot of money to be made off ...

When a Squealer Gets Squealed On

Monday, July 21st, 2008

This story doesn’t have a point to it. It’s just one of those neighborhood incidents involving class warfare, neighborhood gentrification and clashing values. Here’s the full story. In Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood, a homeless person built himself a treehouse in a local park. The locals all knew him as the Squirrelman. He ...

Expectations and Economics

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

It’s not what you have, but what you believe you can have that drives the American economy. We should all understand that Republican fiscal ideology is focused on benefits for the wealthy. It costs the wealthy too much to help out those down on their luck, so we shouldn’t do it ...

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