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 […]

The Corrosive Power of Stereotypes in Politics and Education

In the early years of my life as a high school English teacher—during the Reagan years—I began my journey to being a critical educator as naive but sincere. One of the first steps into creating a critical classroom included my confronting students about race and class. When I asked students (in a school sitting in […]

S S & Medicare Are Part of the Solution, Not the Problem

Let me try to make this very simple.  Social Security and Medicare are not part of the problem.  They are part of the solution.  They are NOT part of the deficit.  Cutting them will not make the deficit less.  Cutting them will reduce the revenue side of the equation and make the deficit bigger.  Everyone […]

NPR the new FOX News

U.S. Can No Longer Afford To Be World’s Policemen : NPR www.npr.org Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, talks to Steve Inskeep about his opinion on the S&P credit downgrade. Frank says the U.S. spends too much money being the military policemen of the world. Steve Inskeep pounds […]

The 1st Blow In Our Pending Revolution- It's Just Too Poetic.

The first blow has been thrown in the coming revolution.  A conservative Supreme Court justice in Wisconsin grabbed a liberal colleague around her neck in what appears to have been the first blow in this battle.  This bout was over union rights.  As much as the liberals have taken a beating by the conservatives I […]

The Entitlement Hoax

Social Security has nothing to do with the federal deficit. Nothing. It is, has and will be in the black, self-financed and not dependent upon tax revenues. With no congressional action whatsoever, Social Security can pay all benefits on time and in full until 2037 and at least three-quarters of scheduled benefits through 2084. Social […]

What The Hell Has Happened To Americans?

Homophobes in D.C. are eager to spend $550/hour for an attorney to defend DOMA while 15,000 3- to 4- year olds in Ohio were dropped from Early Childhood Education, as ECE programs across the nation took a big hit.  I was going to cite some examples, but there are just too many big cuts to […]

What Do You Think?

At sixty-eight, I can only pretty much sit and watch this country come apart.  In 1965, I marched on Washington D.C. to end the war in Viet Nam.  In 1968 I helped organize busses to go to Wisconsin to stump for McCarthy in the Greater Milwaukee area.  Today I can only watch and write about […]