March 1, 2019
Samuel C. Spitale
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...
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 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...
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
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...
December 22, 2015
Continued from Part 13: The Lyin', the Rich, and the Brand Warfare
“This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.” --Rutherford Hayes
Top Corporate donors to co...
December 21, 2015
Continued from Part 12: Whistling Dixie: How Racism Found a New Tune
"An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics." --Plutarch
As Ian Haney Lopez warned in Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism...
December 18, 2015
Continued from Part 11: The Myth of the Self-Made Man
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." --Mahatma Ghandi
In Dog Whistle Politics, law professor Ian Haney Lopez explains the popular enthusiasm for policies injuring the middle class b...