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It has been somewhat less than two years since Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st Century" was published, and less tthan a year since its English translation was made available to those who do ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 156 comments on Tue Mar 31, 2015 at 08:39 AM PDT with 197 Recommends
And more ... The TPP -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreements (Corporate Pacts), which are being conducted by corporate lawyers and lobbyists, far from the light of day -- on our behalf. But ...
by jamess
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 08:28 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Have you heard about the TPP? ALL of the TPP -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement s being conducted by corporate lawyers and lobbyists, far from the light of day -- on our behalf. If not, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 09:34 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
The guy who is worth about $4.6 billion, just warned the sold-out TED Talks that: 'current levels of inequality may be unsustainable'. And that was not all he said ... [...] " The gap between ...
by jamess
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Mar 20, 2015 at 11:56 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
Raise the "Top Marginal" Tax Rates for the wealthiest among us to where around 50%. Like what we had during much of the "Golden Age" of Ronald Reagan. larger It's not like there's no precedent ...
by jamess
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 05:14 PM PST with 12 Recommends
It's hard work to make it on a Million dollars these days. $1,000,000.00 doesn't go as far as it used to , you know. They have it rough, what with having to choose between so many Tax Avoidance ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 06:57 PM PST with 9 Recommends
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by jamess
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM PST with 44 Recommends
As inequalities increase in America over the next couple of decades, life for some will become bleak. Income inequality is just one aspect of the fight for inequality for all. It extends into ...
by GerryMyers
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Sep 08, 2014 at 01:46 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I wanted to put some thoughts down on this, since it has begun at least locally to become a major thrust of conversation... Has America lost its Exceptionalism? Be wary,  that is a very general ...
by kavips
Comment Count 44 comments on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 05:27 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Well, according to this Business Insider, we should thank the Third Way -- for queuing up this softball, that even a Warren-Wantabee could have smashed out of the park. This Third Way think-tank ...
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 06:46 PM PST with 25 Recommends
What R-word? The Revenue R-word. If the R's ( Republicans ) were really serious about solving our National Debt -- they'd be using that verboten R-word too. Washington , We Have a Revenue ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 06:46 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I personally think much of what drives the Tea Patry hatred/phobia/hysteria over our out-sized National Debt -- is that they've visited one too many web-sites like this one , which are long on scary ...
by jamess
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 09:06 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
You will probably hear about this later, but only if the corporate media cannot keep it under wraps.  Al Jazeera   right now, is the only major news source showing up on the ...
by kavips
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 07:34 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Well, not "wrath" really -- probably just another million dollar "cost of doing business" nuisance fee. And not really "the viewers" -- just the ire of their Securities Investors ... Bank of ...
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 05:54 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
(Those TARP Figures are current as of October 31, 2009. Click here for an explanation of the abbreviations and programs in the chart.) And " The ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
What life lessons can hard-working Americans draw from the story of Detroit? Once a Boom Town; Now a shell of its former shell -- but still a Town with struggling American people, nonetheless ... ...
by jamess
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 09:16 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
It would seem those "surprised analysts" should study up on The Fed some more ... and their quiet efforts to make Bankers whole and fully profitable, again. (aka QE3) Goldman Sachs Q2 earnings ...
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Have you noticed the recent roller-coaster ride in the Stock Market? Have you any idea what's behind it? Well, not much except the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggesting (and then ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 03:07 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
British economist John Maynard Keynes saw a role for Government in an Economy. Government should be the "buyer/employer" of last resort, when all other buyers/employers are waiting it out, for 'less ...
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 08:55 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
I'm not comfortable with ... an ever warming planet due to the march of Climate Change. I'm not comfortable with ... an ever more ineffective Congress that denies the realities of Science. I'm ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:27 PM PDT with 17 Recommends