Tags » Middle Class

The Value of Fundamentalist Roots

I’m really proud of my fundamentalist Christian roots, even as I am currently appalled at what fundamentalist Christians are doing culturally and politically.  I think that one of the things I gained from that tradition was a passion for words, a belief that in words one could find an essential dimension of life, a belief stemming from the teaching that Jesus was “the Word” made manifest.  239 more words


Wealth inequality in the U.S.

Wealth inequality refers to the unequal distribution of assets within a certain population. So it could be within a certain city, state, or country. Focusing on the U.S., we have one of the highest income inequality in the world. 228 more words

Income Inequality

Going south II

Attacking those “liberals” and of the middle class who have generally been supportive of the 2014 military coup and the military junta is another example… 439 more words



Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, you know, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass. 1,968 more words


Minimum Wage: Who Exactly "Deserves" To Live In Poverty? Just Curious.

Minimum wage is a hot topic up for debate. The majority of Americans already support an increase—a whopping 66% support a $10 minimum wage, 59% support $12, and 48% support $15. 2,363 more words

Political Reality

I’ve said this before, and it needs to be said again and again:

Some aspects of the GOP’s agenda, particularly with regards to economic policy and governance, have merit: reducing government bloat and overregulation are good goals; as is strengthening our manufacturing base and increasing our economic competitiveness. 369 more words

Current Events