What Costco has to teach the 99-percenters who think they’re Republicans

It’s not complicated. Every retailer, restaurant, and corporation in America can do what Costco is doing, but they don’t. Why is that? I think it’s because the people who own and run these businesses refuse to look beyond next quarter’s financial statements. Their thought processes, their vision, and their values don’t include ways to share … More What Costco has to teach the 99-percenters who think they’re Republicans

Main Street: Your recovery will come from the left, not the right. #GetMoneyOut #NeverForget915

The American public got played (again) for chumps back in 1999 when we weren’t in the streets protesting Slick Willy’s signature of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. It wasn’t the first time. It undoubtedly won’t be the last time, either, unless we’re willing stand up once and for all time against the failed ideology of conservatism. So, … More Main Street: Your recovery will come from the left, not the right. #GetMoneyOut #NeverForget915

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. This is when our government needs to – HAS TO – step in and say…. … More Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

Sign the petition: I come from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Wall Street Democrats are fighting back against economic populists like Elizabeth Warren and Bill DeBlasio. Tell them you stand with the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Party. Greg Russak‘s insight: “Wall Street Dems know populists like Elizabeth Warren are gaining influence with the Democratic base. Horrified, these Dems have launched … More Sign the petition: I come from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

Whale-Sized Gambles, Lies, and Empty Apologies

Wall Street is the apex of legal gambling. It always has been. It’s not called gambling, of course, but we should understand that that’s precisely what it is. Perhaps the question for those of us living in a free market economy ruled by this¬†astronomically¬†lucrative gambling is, “Should we trust the gamblers to do anything except … More Whale-Sized Gambles, Lies, and Empty Apologies