How much are you paying Amazon? No, not how much did you spend online… How much are you paying Amazon? I don’t mean how much you’re shelling out for that set of bed linens or … Read moreWill You Win the ‘Throw Your Money at Amazon’ Sweepstakes?
Lovers of monopoly are waging all out corporate class war on American people — and they’re winning. America’s political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war — not only our country’s many … Read moreMonopoly or Democracy? You Can’t Have Both
Trump attacks the Post Office to get back at Bezos Question: If you inject a stream of raw ignorance into a vat of gaseous arrogance, then jolt the mixture with 1,000 megawatts of malevolence… what … Read moreHow Bad Public Policy Happens: eg, Trump’s Attack on the US Post Office
Bands of nouveau corporate royalists are today’s Goons in Gucci In the fierce labor wars of the last century, industrial barons employed Pinkertons and other goons to bloody the heads of laborers or simply gun … Read moreGoons in Gucci
Workplace exploitation is at least as old as the industrial revolution, but today’s corporate elites use technology, devious work schedules, and lobbyists to extract more work from employees — for less pay. Today’s captains of … Read moreThieves in the Suites
Corporate candidates are old hat: time to ring in the new! Last June, after Democrats had lost four straight special Congressional elections (Rob Quist in Montana, James Thompson in Kansas, Archie Parnell in South Carolina, … Read moreFed Up with Corporate Candidates and Rigged Politics?
As you’re doing your holiday shopping this season, think about this. As you’re doing your holiday shopping this season, think about this: While big brand names travel hither, thither and yon to play Milk the … Read moreHoliday Shopping: Great Scamazon
The vast inequality that’s rending our society is not a natural, inevitable or accidental phenomenon. The vast inequality that’s rending our society is not a natural, inevitable or accidental phenomenon — it’s caused intentionally by … Read moreWhere Does Inequality Come From?
The new Founder, brought to you by the Koch brothers When you think of America’s great Constitutional originators, names like Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. This … Read moreALEC & the Koch Brothers Offer to Rewrite the Constitution
The states are supposed to be laboratories of democracy, not strongholds of plutocratic power. In a 1932 dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that the benefit of America’s federal structure is that “a … Read moreLaboratories of Democracy