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The Fog of Capital: Reflections on the Detroit Auto Bailout

The Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz wrote of action in war that it must “be planned in a mere twilight, which – like the effect of a fog or moonlight – gives to things exaggerated dimensions and unnatural appearance.” As I attempted to research and write an article that would undertake a left-independent analysis

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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

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Personalizing the Debt Crisis

Even when personalized, it’s not always about “personal responsibility…” by Walter Brasch You have a credit card with a $25,000 limit. Because you have a good job, you only have $6,000 on the card, and routinely pay the monthly statement and a little extra on the principal. But then you decide you need a 52-inch

Wisconsin Across the Progressive Spectrum

Defying weeks of overwhelming protests, the Wisconsin Senate yesterday dropped the other shoe and voted to kill collective bargaining for public employees. Opposition to this has been united among the left. How have various parts of the progressive mosaic represented the news? Below are some highlights. First, the story from last night:  The extraordinary turn

Big Business Paid For Their Beds, Now Republicans Have to “Lie” in Them

Dismantling the lies being told in Wisconsin. by Walter Brasch Historian and satirist Thomas Carlyle said “a lie cannot live.” However, Mark Twain casually remarked, “It shows that he did not know how to tell them.” More than a century later, newly-elected Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated Wisconsin legislature have proven themselves to be