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The Republican 3-Point Economic Plan In 1 Graph

October 25, 2012
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The Republican 3-Point Economic Plan In 1 Graph

Trickle-down economics zombie rises from the tomb of failed ideas, just in time for Halloween. If you vote Republican in Election 2012, here’s the fundamental economic policy you can expect, and those trend lines you see below – the result of 30 years of “trickle-down” economics – are the results you should expect. Many Republicans…

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Approval of Congress Sinks to 5%

January 4, 2012
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Approval of Congress Sinks to 5%

1% of Americans think Congress is doing an excellent job – I kid you not. Another 4% – presumably hopeful they have a shot at the 1% – rate Congress as doing a good job. This according to a December 27-28, 2011 Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. Looking on the bright side, these historic low numbers…

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Royal Bank of Scotland Shows True Colors

December 27, 2011
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Royal Bank of Scotland Shows True Colors

Back in the day, banking was a service industry founded on trust. Today banking is a wealth extraction industry founded on deceit. So it was refreshing to see the Royal Bank of Scotland declare their true intentions by running up the Jolly Roger. Sorry, no. A little honesty is too much to ask of the…

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Oligarchy In Retreat – The UC Davis Pepper Spray Attack

December 22, 2011
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Oligarchy In Retreat – The UC Davis Pepper Spray Attack

If you’ve been conscious at any point in the last month, you’ve no doubt seen a picture or a short video clip of the U.C. Davis campus police officer dousing unarmed, seated students in pepper spray. The image has become iconic of the shock...

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Greenville Journal Publishes Occupy Wall Street Account

November 19, 2011
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Greenville Journal Publishes Occupy Wall Street Account

The Greenville Journal published my account of my first trip to Occupy Wall Street in their November 18, 2011 edition, In My Own Words section. I don’t believe they publish the Journal online, so you’ll have to find a printed copy. Their website lists locations where the Journal can be found. I’ve requested permission to…

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My Occupy Wall Street Statement

November 8, 2011
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My Occupy Wall Street Statement

Before I drove from South Carolina to New York to join the Occupy Wall Street movement, I wrote a little statement that I intended to deliver to the Occupiers via the “people’s mic.” But as I sat through my first evening’s general assembly, I was humbled and decided I’d be better off listening than talking.…

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Why I’m Headed to Occupy Wall Street

October 20, 2011
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Why I’m Headed to Occupy Wall Street

I’m a Capitalist against CRONY capitalism. A flood of corporate money – much of it gushing forth from the bailed-out banks on Wall Street – has overwhelmed our political system and stolen the voice of 99% of us. I’m going to Wall Street to take back my voice. The captured status of our government leaves…

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October 20, 2011
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Time To Find Our Own Way Home

August 25, 2011
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Time To Find Our Own Way Home

You gotta dance with them what brung ya, unless them what brung ya is under the bleachers blowing a banker, taking in from behind by a Chinese outsourcing firm part owned by an American multinational, and giving hand jobs to oil and pharma CEOs. In that case, you dance with whomever pleases you and you…

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Washington Post: (Not) spreading the wealth

June 20, 2011
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Washington Post: (Not) spreading the wealth

This morning’s Washington Post (6/20/11) features an article and series of charts “(Not) spreading the wealth” which nicely illustrate how America’s hijacked economy has funneled all of the wealth created by American workers’ productivity gains over the last 3 decades into pockets of the richest of the rich. Note that the graph above excludes capital…

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