UC Davis Economics Professor Gregory Clark has crunched some numbers and determined that the American Dream is dead. Hearing this might cause many people a great deal of distress and despair—I must admit to at least some disappointment, despite having concluded this for myself years ago. Growing up as an American, I was always taught—by
Posts by: Gary S. Barkley
We have yet to have an open discussion in America about the preferential tax treatment given to the ownership class. They’re not “job creators”, a meme the 1% is desperately trying to rehabilitate, so we can no longer afford to protect them with the enforced decorum of not asking the obvious questions of fairness.
Every veteran who has ever sworn allegiance to the Constitution, and especially those who have fallen in our defense, have been betrayed. Our government surrendered to fear, and all of our collective sacrifices have been in vain. Our rule of law was killed by the passage and signing of the NDAA for 2012. The domestic terrorists that hate our freedoms have finally won.
Mr. Gingrich has been at the heart of what is wrong with American politics since the late ‘70’s. In an era of mass protests over inequality, his nomination would the best opportunity for the American people to soundly—and explicitly—defeat the policies that created it.
Capitalists, when they buy stock (or “invest”) their cash, are really just pooling their property (money) with the property of other capitalists with the express purpose of gaining the economic advantages which a larger pool of resources will command. Labor has every right to do the very same “pooling”.
Religious freedom to the GOP translates into freedom for them to use government offices to force you to observe and practice their religion of choice, not your own. If you dare to exercise any rights other than those they say you are entitled to, you need to be silenced.
This week, GlobeScan published a very interesting summary of its poll on public attitudes towards the “free market”. Now, according to the report, only 59% of American’s believe the free market is the best economic system. This is more proof that, as Rush Limbaugh said, “words mean things”. I will not go into trying to
Corporatism is to Capitalism as Collectivism is to Socialism. This might be startling or even very radical to some people, but there really is no practical difference between collectivism and corporatism. I have heard some people call the current system in the United States “Corporate Communism” because we bail out corporations when our system is
Tennessee Ernie Ford’s song Sixteen Tons tells the story perfectly about what America once was for millions of Americans; that twilight past is a new dawn for generations of our entire population. We are, for the most part, already a country of wage slaves and quickly becoming bound as debt serfs. When your government becomes