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Let the Bums Count Their Blessings, While They Count the Money

Yesterday the United Kingdom decided to do the same thing we’ve been doing for some time over here: elect a bunch of nationalistic, greedy, ignorant, hateful racists into power. No, UKIP didn’t win, but the Conservatives did, and let’s face … Continue reading

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If You’re So Smart, Why Don’t You Have Your Own Plane?

Last week a story was making the rounds about two airline passengers who got thrown off a plane following a heated dispute about seat reclining. Seat reclining on airplanes is one of those taboo subjects you should not bring up … Continue reading

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‘The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap’ by Matt Taibbi

I finished Matt Taibbi’s new book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, which I was reading in the evening before I went to bed. I am surprised that I was not given to uneasy and … Continue reading

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That’s Not Fair!

Last night I babysat my friend’s daughters for a couple of hours. They’re 3 and 5 and they were fine. We had supper, we chitchatted, and they watched some Angelina Ballerina while I endured being in the same room as … Continue reading

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It’s a Great Time to be Rich in America!

If you’re lucky enough to be super wealthy in America, this is your time to shine! Here are some of the opportunities available to you: Wreck a State’s Entire Economy So You Can Make a Few More Bucks! The tax … Continue reading

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Something to Think About

I was reading an article recently about the Koch brothers, and their bankrolling of various “grassroots” organizations designed to make middle-class (and lower) people angry at anyone poorer than them on behalf of the millionaires who are exploiting them all. … Continue reading

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Life in These United States

We start with Nancy, who works at McDonald’s. Since she makes minimum wage (defined as, “We’d pay you less if it wasn’t illegal.”), she can’t make ends meet, even though she has a job. This is what the McDonald’s “McResources” … Continue reading

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Labor Pains

Yesterday, Michigan, where the Flint Sit-Down Strike made labor rights history in 1937, became a Right-to-Work state, a triumph for those who want to see the last vestiges of the labor movement swept away. Time was when corporations would hire … Continue reading

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