Briefly Noted

Recently Noted: World Inequality Report 2018 – findings and policies

Recently Noted: World Inequality Report 2018 – findings and policies

December 14, 2017

Inequality in wealth and income is a continuing global crisis. The World Inequality Report 2018 defines the problem based on wealth ownership and the transfer of public wealth into private hands. Their are solutions but they require political organization and will.


Politics

Trump Republican Policy Crimes (some only attempted at the moment)

Trump Republican Policy Crimes (some only attempted at the moment)

November 30, 2017

Trump – Republican Positions and Crimes (some just attempted) against the poor, working and middle class. The current Trump Republicans effort to cram their bill to pay back their corporate and rich supporters with giant tax breaks has me frothing a bit. I wrote down this list, partial though it may be. Add to it!


Healthcare

The Democratic Party and Healthcare – Preserving Obamacare Cannot Be The End Game

The Democratic Party and Healthcare – Preserving Obamacare Cannot Be The End Game

June 24, 2017

The Democratic Party must absorb the reality of our situation. We need to develop and express some outrage at the current healthcare providers. None of this will happen as long as Democrats are taking money from the rich and corporations. If there is a single lesson from the Bernie Sanders campaign it is that with messages and programs that reflect the needs of the vast majority of Americans, you can raise enough money to fight off the Republican Party and its wealthy and corporate sponsors. Time to start now.


No Picture
Politics

Obama, Wall St. and Big Money

Obama, Wall St. and Big Money

May 8, 2017

New evidence of how big money works has turned up last summer in the WikiLeaks dump of Democratic National Committee emails. Included are an exchange between John Podesta, Co-Chair of the Obama Campaign in 2008 and later Obama’s Councilor and John Froman who was working at Citibank at the time of the emails and has held positions at Treasury and elsewhere.


Politics

Money in US Politics and Supporting Bernie Sanders

Money in US Politics and Supporting Bernie Sanders

February 3, 2016

Bernie Sanders is the only candidate not in the pocket of the rich and corporations. To even begin to think about how to work our way out of our many problems and to capitalize on the opportunities, we need to retrieve our politics from the tsunami of money that now controls it. Bernie Sanders is a step in that direction.


Economy

Thomas Friedman’s It’s a 401(k) World – facile, misleading

Thomas Friedman’s It’s a 401(k) World – facile, misleading

May 21, 2013

Reading this op ed leaves one with the notion that these changes have arisen through some immutable forces of nature. He fails to mention that in parallel with the individual being more and more alone in the world, big corporations and governments are becoming ever more well integrated, feeding at each others’ troughs.