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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘greed’

Theft of the American Dream

Theft of the American Dream

  How American Society Unravelled After Greedy Elites Robbed the Country Blind Thirty years ago, the old deal that held US society together started to unwind, with social cohesion sacrificed to greed. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ Rob Kints June 20, 2013  | In or around 1978, America's character changed. For almost half a century, the United States had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class democracy, with structures in place that supported the ... Full Story

The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas

The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas

  By Paul Bucheit On the first day of Christmas my employer gave to me a penny for every $3 the richest 130,000 Americans make. It's been a national tradition since 1980. On the second day my doctor showed me TWO Americans needing mental health care, but only one of the two could afford treatment. The doctor informed me that the fifty states have cut $1.8 billion from their mental health budgets during the recession, and that the 2013 Republican budget proposes further cuts. "It's ... Full Story

Penn State, who’s to blame

Penn State, who’s to blame

  WE ARE ALL TO BLAME Penn State is proof that our priorities are out of whack By James Merilatt | @jamesmerilatt When it comes to the horrific situation at Penn State, we all know who to blame. Obviously, Jerry Sandusky himself is the most at fault; he's the psychopath who committed multiple heinous acts against innocent children for decades. And as we found out last week, the higher ups at Penn State are also culpable; university president Graham Spanier, senior VP ... Full Story

American middle class: dead?

American middle class: dead?

Professor Starr writes about the "Hourglass Economy," one in which the economy consists mainly of the rich and the poor with only a small middle class. Examples of this type of economy abound. Many South American and African countries come to mind. Without a strong and prosperous middle class, the United States is destined to become a third-rate nation. America will not longer be a world power or a major player in world economics. This will mark the end of the "American Dream" and the ... Full Story

“Occupy” the World

“Occupy” the World

Are we becoming a police state. The scene of armed police in riot gear confronting unarmed protestors of the Occupy Denver protest was a chilling sight. It must have been a frightening experience for the protestors. Use of government force against protestors is nothing new in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to Civil Rights Marches to antiwar protests to the Occupy protests of today, protest is a common occurrence in our society. The use of force against protestors is also ... Full Story

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

By David Hills and Michael Lent Millions of America’s small business owners suffer from bad practices on Wall Street -- something often given short shrift in debate about creation of a consumer financial protection agency. As owners of a financial advisement firm with offices in Portsmouth, N.H., San Francisco and New York, we focus on financial products with sustainability, values and transparency. And with more than 70 years of collective experience in the financial ... Full Story

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