Category Archives: Income Gap

The Big Short End of the Stick

I went to see The Big Short the other day. The circumstances were well aligned for something special. I snuck out of the office for a matinee with my friend Kristen, who was also playing hooky from the small business … Continue reading

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The Chambers of Our American Sea

I don’t know what other people do when they are sick and more or less couch-ridden, but I do things like watch intensive introductions to Marxism on YouTube. If you really want to go through the looking glass, get about … Continue reading

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Hunting the Great Wooly Mammoth, or What Paul Ryan Keeps Talking About

            I find myself back in the Paleolithic age.  Sort of. In my own way I have become a nomadic hunter, roaming the frozen tundra of New England in search of the big kill. Interestingly, … Continue reading

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11 Rules for the Rest of Us

            There is a post entitled “Bill Gates’ 11 Rules of Life” making its way around the Internet.  The post states that Mr. Gates offered these “11 Rules” at a high school graduation some years ago, and proceeds to list … Continue reading

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The Newest Conversation, The Latest Money & The Foundations of Self-Governance

We do not live in a democracy.  A democracy is a system of government wherein each person has full and equal power to participate in every decision affecting the state.  In ancient Greece, the only democracy in all of history, … Continue reading

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The End Of Free Market Politics

The rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement signals the end of free market economics as the driving force in American politics.  Since Milton Friedman’s free market ideas starting becoming economic policy during the Nixon administration, we have largely seen … Continue reading

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The Insider’s Dilemma

Professor Cornell West’s recent criticism of President Obama as “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats” is a hard-hitting critique that, unfortunately, ends up being a critique from the inside.  If you put … Continue reading

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