The Land of Opportunity–for the Koch Brothers.

In the south Bronx, the unemployment rate is 19%. In Detroit and other metro areas it can be even higher than that. The opportunity...

Capitalism Versus Patriotism

American workers have been kicked around by industry for about 30 solid years now. Unions have been crushed, jobs sent to India and China...

The Failure of Conservatism and the Future of American Economics. Part...

In 1946, in the shadow of the carillon tower on the campus of the University of Chicago, an economist by the name of Milton...

Nationalize Natural Gas Production and Save America.

There is one simple and secure way to jump start the economy and sustain it over a decade. That one simple idea is to...

Forward…to the New Clinton Era

It is time to push and push hard for Democratic reforms of government. We can return to an era when jobs were prolific and...

The Son-in-law Senator from Wisconsin

The nice thing about “stupid” is that you don’t have to make anything up or manipulate anything or try to exaggerate anything…stupid is as...

Grover Norquist: Lobbyist for the Rich

Grover Norquist is without question the kind of nerd that most working-class Democrats and Liberals like to attack. He comes from an affluent Republican...

Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds.

One of the most serious and largest scams now being perpetrated by the Republican Party on the American public is the “unfunded liability” state...

A Tariff Policy to Create Jobs

We need exports and imports. We need jobs. And we need more jobs than can be provided by exports. In other words,at a very...

Rick Perry: Bum to Hero to Bum…Before the Campaign Starts!

This is how Neoconservatives…aka Neocons…aka the American Kinder, Gentler Fascists…work: they lie, then cover their lies with more lies, then let the truth come...

Democrats in 2014

If you talk to leading progressives these days, you'll be sure to hear this message: The Democratic Party should embrace the economic populism of...

Miscellaneous Right Wing Attacks on the People

by Joseph O'ShaughnessyThere are so many things gone wrong today that we can only list some of them and point out the insanity of...

Social Security Revisited.

On May 28, 2009, in this space, we published a well-researched article entitled, “Who Stole Your Social Security and Why?” The idea was to...

Down Trump’s Golden Brick Road

We must examine the Trump infrastructure plan.At first, it sounds, well, pretty good. And then you get the details.First, why do you think Trump...

Time-Out. A Brief Discussion of the Sequester

(Part V of The Failure of Conservative Economics will be posted following this post, in a few days. But we thought that what is...