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The Reagan Legacy: Economic and Social Disaster

December 29th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Reagan Legacy: Economic and Social Disaster · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Economics, Labor, Media, Politics, Populism, wars and militarism

The United States was once the envy of the entire world. Even some very wealthy and prominent individuals in England and France settled here because they wanted to participate in a land of unimaginable opportunity. But in the years since Ronald Reagan, that opportunity has declined. And while there have been occasional spurts of unstoppable […]

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Democrats in 2014

December 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Romney, Social Security, taxes, The Budget, Wall Street

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you’ll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of New York Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Such economic populism, they argue, should be the guiding star for Democrats heading into 2016. But the new, Right Wing Democrats […]

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The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers.

December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers. · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, General, jobs, Lobbying, Media, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, The Budget

In the south Bronx, the unemployment rate is 19%. In Detroit and other metro areas it can be even higher than that. The opportunity to emerge from those areas, and now increasingly widening areas in the country has become, according to sociologists and economists….almost nil. There are no more Horatio Alger stories. They exist only […]

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