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 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...
June 28, 2016
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 9, 2015
Continued from Part 4: Return of the Robber Barons. Or, Why the Rich Get Richer
"Debt is the fatal disease of Republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupts the people." --Wendell Phillips
In The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, Fo...