Category Archives: capitalism

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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#GetMoneyOut of Politics and We Can #StopKXL

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline need to understand and accept certain realities, and opponents need to do more than protest and sign petitions. Let’s start with a few realities and wrap up with a specific call-to-action we all should … Continue reading

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Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous “Citizens United” decision. Why should you care? Watch the 2 1/2 minute video at… …http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/ to get a sense of what money in politics is doing to us and to … Continue reading

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It’s On #MiddleClass America to Save America

I can’t imagine anyone arguing that America does not need a healthier, more economically viable, active, and growing middle class. Sadly, I also can’t imagine much argument that the exact opposite is dramatically evident. The question now is what are … Continue reading

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