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Government Must Promote Safety and Happiness

There is a growing sense that our political system isn’t functioning as it should. There were similar feelings in the 1760’s and 1770’s, when the British overlords strayed onto a course that eventually led to political upheaval and revolution. 193 more words


Mumia Abu-Jamal & Matters Of Black Life

I have composed my thoughts about the new book, Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Read the piece by clicking through to… 121 more words


The Quote That Got Away...

This is as good a place to start as any.  One of Bob’s favorite topics is Income Inequality in America, and he’s given a lot of thought to it. 384 more words

B. Lester

The Growing Poor in America

Our GNP has been growing.  Inflation has been rising since the 70s and cost of living has increased.  Yet wages have stagnated.

Most wage increases over the last 20 years have been less than helpful in keeping up a Middle Class.   1,219 more words

Good People Doing Good Things - Dan Price

“It’s not about making money; it’s about making a difference.” – Dan Price, CEO Gravity Payments

Many times in the past few years, I have commented, snarkily, about the notorious 1% … the group of wealthy magnates who, though they account for only 1% of the population, control more than 90% of the wealth of the nation.  1,092 more words

Social Commentary

"Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution"*...

What can a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war– the robots are coming!– in the job market?

Clive Thompson, an author and journalist at the…

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California Gov Candidate: Develop the Coastline to Fund Income for Everyone


When one of the handles I follow on Twitter retweeted this link, a compelling reason to explore it further is due to having a keen interest in the subject, having written about it… 84 more words

Basic Income