Category Archives: greed

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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Excerpts from “The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress”

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress” is a comprehensive primer on international trade in general and on the scope of the TPP. I highly recommend it to everyone. “This report examines the issues related to the proposed TPP, the state … Continue reading

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Republican Voters: You’re Shutting Down Yourselves and Your Neighbors

Whether shutting it down temporarily or shrinking the government permanently, the facts are that doing so tends to hurt the people in Republican states more than other states and to greater degrees than Republican voters seem to realize or are … Continue reading

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Let’s #NeverForget915 and the Lies of Trickle-Down Economics

On this, the 5th anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Americans should take time to pause and remember this as yet another heinous crime of historic proportions perpetrated on Americans on a day in September. It wasn’t terrorists and … Continue reading

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“Bankers Are Balking at a Proposed Rule on Capital” Gretchen Morgenson – The New York Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst “Over the next two months, the regulators proposing this rule will no doubt encounter a lobbying buzz saw. Mr. Hoenig (vice chairman of the F.D.I.C.) said he and his colleagues were bracing for that. Bankers, after … Continue reading

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The Economics and Patriotism of Infrastructure Jobs Programs

The Economics and Patriotism of Infrastructure Jobs Programs America’s crumbling infrastructure is both a safety hazard and a drag on our economy that is projected to only get worse. If we’re going to tackle the really big challenges of government … Continue reading

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When 1% is Bigger than 99%

What I love most about stats and math is that they are apolitical (or at least they used to be). They care not for party affiliation, for whom you vote, or where you get your news. To wit…..….If your household … Continue reading

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Vilifying the Poor – Rebuttal to Star Parker

So, a friend sends an email to me containing a piece written by Star Parker summarizing (pitching?!?!) her 6 year old book, Uncle Sam’s Plantation. This was my response….— Let’s face it. One has to deal in facts – true … Continue reading

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We’re All In This Together?

A recent email written by a very, very conservative friend made me laugh and got me thinking.  Did everyone know we’re all in this together now? The email in question wasn’t sent directly to me.  It was forwarded by a … Continue reading

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