June 28, 2016
Samuel C. Spitale
Continued from Part 6: Our National Debt: From Tax Creeps to Tax Cuts
“In war, truth is the first casualty.” - Aeschylus
William Kleinknecht writes in The Man Who Sold the World, “Reagan proposed a $41.4 billion cut in the federal budget for 1982 that would include shar...
Continued from Part 5: Credit Debt. Or, The Only Way We Get By
“Taxes are the price we pay for living in a civilized society.” –engraved on the IRS Building in Washington, D.C.
Starting in the 1970s, Americans experienced a tax bracket creep.
Washington journalist Thomas...
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 10, 2015
Continued from Part 3: Increasing Poverty, Declining Health
“[Profit] is always highest in countries which are going fastest to ruin.” --Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
“Inequalities are inevitable under capitalism,” explains Hedrick Smith in Who Stole the Ameri...