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Fifty Shades of Bourgeois

Perhaps we should be happy that twenty million readers worldwide have embraced their inner spanker and/or spankee. Perhaps we should accept that the vessel of truth is, in this case, highly imperfect. Written as a spin-off of Twilight fan fiction, entirely in present tense, with awkward inner monologues and lacking in any descriptive prose, the


Banning the First Amendment

by Walter M. Brasch Parents demanded it be banned. School superintendents placed it in restricted sections of their libraries. It is the most challenged book four of the past five years, according to the American Library Association (ALA). “It” is a 32-page illustrated children’s book, And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson,

RR Donnelley printing plant, Bloomsburg PA

Corporate America Sends a Labor Day Message

Walter Brasch chronicles how RR Donnelley, a $9 billion dollar corporation, ruined the lives of 284 loyal workers in Bloomsburg, PA. by Walter Brasch For most Americans, the only significance of Labor Day is that it concludes a three day weekend. For Kirk Artley, it means he has about six weeks left of employment. On

A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey

David Harvey’s “A Brief History of Neoliberalism”

Originally posted at All Education Matters. If you want to get a grasp of the political and economic structures behind neoliberalism, I recommend David Harvey’s A Brief History of Neoliberalism (Oxford University Press, 2007). Harvey does an excellent job of demonstrating how capitalism informs everyday life, both at the micro- and macro-levels. Michael J. Thompson wrote