Neoliberalism Begets Neofeudalism


I came across three excellent reads that I thought were worth sharing.  Not much for me to add other than to express my wholehearted agreement with the ideas expressed in each of these articles.

  1. Henry Blodgett It’s A Sad Comment On The State Of America That Words Like “Fair” And “Share” Are Now Insults

  2. George Monbiot Break the grip of corporate power to secure our future

  3. Umair Haque How to Fix Your Soul

Give Me Betterness, or Give Me Death!


Bet´ter`ness

n.  The quality of being better or superior; superiority.

             Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

I have often thought that the best way to define a man’s character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it came upon him, he felt himself most deeply and intensively active and alive. At such moments, there is a voice inside which speaks and says, ‘This is the real me.’ —William James Continue reading

As Unions Go, So Go All U.S. Workers?


Post-A-Day: Day 4

Umair Haque (@umairh) shared the following chart on Twitter today.  Take a look at what happens to work stoppages from 1980 to present and compare it to the corresponding change in income for the top 5% of Americans in the same time frame. (Displayed in red in the second graph.)  Do you think this is causation or correlation?  (Consider the political changes that occurred at that time — with Reagan taking office — before answering that question.)

Income Growth by Income Group 1960 to 2000.