It's astonishing how little discussion there is about wealth inequality here in America today, especially considering how obvious the signs are that something has gone horribly wrong. The growing phenomena of "gentrification" at sports stadiums is just one more example... [Read more]
Those of us on the left are often accused of being unreasonable when we point out that the president is behaving like a moderate Republican. But what if we look at things from the perspective of someone who actually thinks this is a good thing… [Read more]
“Won’t be asked to do my share when I’m gone [Read more]
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here”
When I'm Gone is perhaps one of the most beautiful humanist anthems that has ever been written. It presents an odd paradox to the listener...
There are certain words and phrases that should immediately trigger a negative response when uttered by a politician. The most common example of this is when they begin talking about helping small businesses... [Read more]
Maggots, drug smuggling, sex with inmates. As if the news were not already bad enough, shocking new allegations of a murder-for-hire plot are emerging from Michigan as the media digs deeper into that state’s failed outsourcing of prison services... [Read more]
If all the workers in an enterprise participate in the decision making process, there's a name for that. It's called democracy. It's a democratic way of organizing production...
Even if we ignore the moral imperative to help our fellow man, without respect to race or national origin, we still cannot escape the fact that it is in our own necessary self interest to work for the well-being of others... [Read more]
It's always been fashionable for those of us on the left to mock our liberal cousins for their milquetoast defense of their stated principles. But just as we share many of the same positive values with liberals, we unfortunately share many of the same negative traits as well... [Read more]
"‘Cause if you wait for the boss to raise your pay, [Read more]
We’ll all be waiting till Judgment Day";
Talking Union was written by Millard Lampell and Lee Hays (with a little help from Pete Seeger) back in 1941. The talking blues style may sound somewhat old-timey...
The rush to privatize formerly public services was supposed to be about lowering the cost of vital infrastructure, but it seems that the old adage about getting what you pay for still holds true...