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?

The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State, 1917 to 2011

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The rise in inequality experienced in the United States in the past three-and-a-half decades is not just a story of those in the financial sector in the greater New York City metropolitan area reaping outsized rewards from speculation in financial markets. Rising inequality and increases in top 1 percent incomes … More The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State, 1917 to 2011

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 we in the middle class prepared and willing to do about it? I ask that … More It’s On #MiddleClass America to Save America