Is This the End Times for Capitalism?

June 18, 2012 Has capitalism failed in the US?  Or has it been a success? It depends on who you ask. However, by the strictest of definitions, it’s impossible to know; because it has never been given a chance to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Financial Industry Is Source of President Obama’s Chief’s of Staff

January 26, 2012 Rahm Emanuel was President Obama’s original Chief of Staff. Many said he got the job because he and Obama were friends and had a long relationship. Maybe. But the fact is Emanuel came from the banking system; … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Underlying (and Scary) Implications of Florida’s Attempt to Privatize Prison System

January 20, 2012 While the Old Man tends to focus on national issues, I occasionally react to what some state governments are doing; especially if I see a national implication. And the state of Florida has recently given new cause … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

A New Twist To Voter-Suppression Comes To Virginia

January 10, 2012 Since the Presidential Election of 2008 we’ve seen a dramatic increase in attempts to put tighter controls on voter rights. The common unjustified “justification” for this has been to prevent voter fraud. But as has been pointed … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Reason No. 23 for #OWS: Buying Judicial Decisions

October 28, 2011 Corporate spending to “buy” state judges has increased substantially over the past year. The “normal” cost to elect a judge these days is $1 million in most state races. As one might expect, most of the contributions … [CLICK TO READ MORE]