How an economics teacher frames Occupy’s economic argument, victory

with video here. (adapted from Open proposal for US Revolution: end unlawful wars, parasitic/criminal economics; a call for Americans to lawfully, non-violently, and literally turn around/revolve from the 1% crimes that kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions of the 99%’s dollars) I’m going to discuss trillions of dollars in a moment. As an economics […]

American reality gaps

By Saul Landau Now that the 9/11 celebrations of memories, oaths of determination, endless renditions of God Bless America and Nowhere else, and flying of flags have become old news, my wife and I take an overnight vacation. Driving north on scenic Highway 29 in Napa County, admiring the endless acres of grapes which will […]

AM I A Socialist Like Bernie Saunders?

“AM I A Socialist Like Bernie Saunders?” was a question someone, who friended me on FB, asked.  I think my answer to her is worth publishing here… Thank you Jennifer.  I am not a socialist, per se.  I do believe, however, that the government “could be” better able to provide us with certain services.  Neither […]

What has Florida Governor Rick Scott done for you?

Rick Scott has implemented his own business plan in Florida. He believes that, since he was a CEO, states should be run the same way a business is run. In doing so, he believes that he knows best how to run the state of Florida and has proceeded in ignoring most of its voters. in […]

The Brooklyn Consensus

By Terry Morrone We’re in a class war and we’re losing. The rich are getting richer and everyone else is getting poorer. We’re abusing the planet through global warming and pollution. Unless we make radical changes, we’re heading for poverty, starvation and constant war. The whole world is in crisis, not just the United States. […]

Finally A NIMBY I Can Get Behind.

I would like to say he is my friend, but the truth is I only know him through the internet.  He is the guy you wish was living next door, down the road, or across your backyard fence.  For starters, he is always in a good mood, which I believe always comes from doing the […]

Cut, Slice, Slash, It’s Time.

States and other municipalities are going bankrupt.  This country is self-destructing.  We are simply ignoring the klaxon.  But, lets examine this. Governors and mayors facing large deficits have set their sights on a relatively new target — the soaring expense of health benefits for millions of retired state and local workers. As they contend with […]

Lessons, What Can We Learn From Egypt?

The BBC is trying to get comments from their people in Egypt this a.m.  Their communication is repeatedly being cut off.  Mubarak is gone, but look who is in place—the military.  The military was a close ally of Mubarak for thirty years.  I understand what the demands of the people over there are.  They were […]