Category Archives: capitalism

#Independents, #Democrats, and Rational #Republicans: You control November and the Senate

Left-leaning Independents and Democrats, if you stay home this November, a Republican Senate will basically be on you. Republicans can be ousted, but only if you show up and vote against them. You can be damn sure that our fellow … Continue reading

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Republicans are the real moochers and takers. Check that. It’s duped citizens who think they’re Republicans.

One of the most hilarious talking points coming from far-right Republicans and the Tea Party is that when “red states” like Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana are asked to bail out California or Massachusetts, that’s when they will finally become “fed … Continue reading

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How Morally Bankrupt Do You Have to Be to Criticize the #IceBucketChallenge

I’ve been doing some reading today thanks to TWO Ice Bucket challenges I received almost simultaneously last night. I accepted them both! One of the first pieces I came across was, “Five myths about ALS.” It was very informative. For … Continue reading

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You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote Against American Jobs

If you’re like me, you may have little to no understanding or appreciation for something called the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. The Pittsburgh Business Times published a good article today titled, Roderick, NAM urge action on Export-Import Bank. I recommend reading … Continue reading

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Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

How can this be a good thing? The very people who legally crashed our economy – and those who did it illegally and still haven’t gone to jail – and have kept their bonuses are now even bigger than before. … Continue reading

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When Will Poor, Working, and Middle Class Learn That the #GOP is Not Their Party?

The Great Depression was the direct result of the Gilded Age, a time when banks, corporations, and the men (were there any women or people of color in power then?) of wealth of power had government by the balls, treated … Continue reading

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Thomas Piketty Undermines the Hallowed Tenets of the Capitalist Catechism

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: I’m not an economist, and I’m not an expert, but even as a casual observer and part-time student of economics, business, politics, and society, none of this comes as shocking or a … Continue reading

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What Became of, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breath Free”?

“Since President Obama has been in office, over two million people have been deported from the United States. That’s more than under George W. Bush in eight years and more than double Bill Clinton’s number. It’s more than any President, … Continue reading

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Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Close of the Fourth Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations | Office of the United States Trade Representative

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: U.S. Trade Representative, Michael Froman, is now on Twitter. @MikeFroman It’s only been since yesterday, and he doesn’t have much to say. We have his NCAA brackets and he cleverly suggests Cabinet … Continue reading

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You Do Know That’s an Anchor – the Lie of Supply-Side Economics

I was raised by people born before The Great Depression. Their parents were part of the great migration from Europe at the turn of the 20th century. They rose from hardscrabble and meager beginnings to become the prototypical hard-working, high … Continue reading

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