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This is What an Oligarchy Looks Like

The word oligarchy is getting lots of coverage these days as more and more of us are realizing how close we are  to becoming a nation of many ruled by a few, unelected, elitist individuals. A recent Al Jazeera article … Continue reading

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Finally, the US Might be Getting it Right

I wrote last week that our nation really needed to step up to the plate with regards to prosecuting those responsible for the Great Recession.  People willingly broke laws to engage in speculative behavior that sent our economy into a … Continue reading

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Would That We Could, Like Iceland

There’ll be a movie coming out in December entitled “The Big Short”based upon a book by the same name which was written by Michael Lewis of “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side” fame.   The book is  a tedious timeline of … Continue reading

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On Meanings and Matters of Democracy

I don’t think we fully realize it, but the meaning of the democracy is really a two-fer.    The first and most ubiquitous meaning is identified with citizen participation in policy making and leader choosing through the process of voting, lending their … Continue reading

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The Fight Isn’t Over, But We Can Count a Small Victory

I watched CSPAN last Friday with a combination of anxiety, hope, and not a little bit of desperation.  Thank you Nancy Pelosi (my home state representative) and others for standing up to the un-democratic process that would lead our nation … Continue reading

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The Cost of Financialization

Corporations currently earn their money through a myriad of paper transactions rather than by producing an actual product – this is Financialization and its negative effects on the economy continue to expose themselves. In a newly publish Forbes article, contributor … Continue reading

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China is Doing It Right: Handling Corporate Corruption and Defiance

This recent post in The Atlantic  reminds us of something we all know:  Wall Street is as corrupt as the movies portray it to be. Writer Bouree Lam discusses a recent report out of Notre Dame that examines whether or not … Continue reading

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