For many years the American Right — and many of the most powerful elements of corporate and Wall Street elite — have conducted a war on public employees. 1,401 more words
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I like capitalism.
Specifically, I like the idea that if I write a better book, have a better idea, build a better mousetrap, I will be rewarded accordingly. 649 more words
"Obama Gets Real": A Growing Deficit Of Opportunity Is A Bigger Threat To Our Future Than Our Rapidly Shrinking Fiscal Deficit
"Why Republicans Can’t Address Rising Inequality": Even In The Face Of Reality, They Cannot Confess That They Aren’t Troubled At All
So far, the Republican response to President Obama’s historic address on economic inequality has not veered from the predictable clichés of Tea Party rhetoric. It was appropriately summarized in a tweet from House Speaker John Boehner, complaining that the Democrat in the White House wants “more government rather than more freedom” – and ignoring his challenge to Republicans to present solutions of their own. 595 more words
"Inequality And Self-Righteousness": President Obama Challenges The Emotional Heart Of Conservative Politics
’Tis the season to be jolly — or, at any rate, to spend a lot of time in shopping malls. It is also, traditionally, a time to reflect on the plight of those less fortunate than oneself — for example, the person on the other side of that cash register. 767 more words
Americans aren’t so sure about rich people.
For every revered Steve Jobs, there’s a reviled Bernie Madoff; for every folksy Warren Buffett, there’s a tone-deaf Mitt Romney. 1,415 more words