July 3, 2019

Think the Hitler / Trump Analogy is Unfounded? Not According to Historians...

As Independence Day approaches, it’s hard to see photos of military tanks arriving in Washington, D.C. and not recall images of Adolf Hitler’s military might parading through Nazi Germany.

In t...

March 1, 2019

Continued from Part 2: Declining Wages. Or, Why the Poor Get Poorer

“No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.”  --Adam Smith

According to the Social Security Administration as of 2014, 51% o...

January 12, 2017

Continued from Part 8: The Powell Memorandum; Or, Profits over People

“If it were true that lower taxes for the rich and more wealth for the wealthy led to job creation, today we would be drowning in jobs.”  -- Nick Hanauer, TED Talk     

In Who Stole...

December 21, 2016

Continued from Part 1: Our Growing Inequality. It's Worse than You Think.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”  ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

The long...

December 17, 2016

Throughout history the story of mankind can often be viewed as a struggle between two opposing forces:

the fight for individual freedom against that of a power structure.

This struggle has played out countless times: Moses against the Egyptian Empire...Spartacus against...

December 16, 2016

The late Thomas Naylor, former Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University, remarked in 2008, “Of all the western democracies, the United States stands near dead last in voter turnout, last in health care, last in education, highest in homicide rates, mortality,...

December 9, 2016

Continued from Part 7: Slashed and Spent

“We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.”  –Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Powell Memorandum “sparked a business and corporate rebellion that would forever change the lands...

August 19, 2016

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post.

Last night I watched the documentary The Brainwashing of My Dad, about a family man’s rightwing radicalization. The filmmaker traces her father’s descent from a free-loving personality to an angry, embittered devo...

July 1, 2016

Continued from Part 15: The Psychology of Ideology

“There are two sets of principles. They are the principles of power and privilege and the principles of truth and justice. If you pursue truth and justice, it will always mean a diminution of power and privilege. If you...

June 30, 2016

Continued from Part 14: Corporatocracy: How Capitalism Kills Democracy

“The Republican Party is the party of nostalgia. It seeks to return America to a simpler, more innocent and moral past that never actually existed. The Democrats are utopians. They seek to create an...

June 30, 2016

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Brexit represents a growing trend in worldwide populist movements that threaten to undermine democracy, both in Europe and in the U.S. 

In the U.K., a small, wealthy, white, rightwing upperclass has deliberately stoked its country's anti-immigrant xenophobia into...

June 29, 2016

In Greek mythology, Cassandra was gifted with the power of prophecy - she alone could see what others could not. But her gift was also a curse, for no one believed her. Thus, in the city of Troy, her warnings of a Trojan horse fell on deaf ears.

History is full of Cassa...

June 29, 2016

"The moral test of a government is how it treats those who are at the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadow of life, the sick and the needy, and the handicapped."       — Hubert Humphrey...

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