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Get Rid Of Billionaires

Global bestselling French economist and author Thomas Piketty has just released “Capital and Ideology”.  However, it won’t be available in English until March 2020. Well, if it comes out in Spanish before English I hope AOC is first in line. He’s calling for a graduated wealth tax to tax billionaires (who he says hurt economic…

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The Beginning Of Their End?

It is an interesting moment in western history. In this country, Trump is finally facing an impeachment inquiry. In Britain, Boris Johnson has suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the nation’s supreme court. In Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu fights for political survival. Nothing is firmly decided. The Right could still weather this particular storm.…

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Bill Weld: Trump Is A Traitor

Bill Weld is an odd duck to say the least. As governor of Massachusetts, he led the charge for privatization of state resources. (It didn’t always go well. I know. I was in the state at the time.) Then, as the vice presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, he did his best to help shift…

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Missing Football A Sin?

This is singularly creepy. According to the Washington Post, The University of Alabama has a tracking system which lets the school know if any of its students leave a football game early…and penalizes them. Apparently they take their football very seriously in Alabama. It is a scary infringement of people’s rights. Oh, and it also…

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The Mind Of The Trump Voter

Still trying to figure out how anyone could vote for Trump? Take a look at this article from Psychology Today: A Complete Psychological Analysis of Trump’s Support Spoiler, think fear and hatred.

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Unions Call For A 4 Day Work Week

This will ruin the day for a conservative or two. Labor Unions are calling for a four day work week.  In age of increasing automation, it makes a lot of sense. But, you can rest assured, there are a bunch of pseudo-libertarian plutocrats out there right now gnashing their teeth at the whole idea. How…

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Greta Thunberg: Postmodern Hero

You are aware, aren’t you, that a teenager has demonstrated more backbone than the entire Republican Party and a big chunk of the DNC? Frightening and fascinating. From USAToday: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg sets stare on Donald Trump at UN in viral video

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Renewable Energy Industry Is Hiring

We’ll just leave this right here for the discomfort of fossil fuel oligarchs… From Renewable Energy World: Record low costs helped drive U.S. utility-scale onshore wind development to all-time highs in employment and capacity, according to a new federal Department of Energy report.

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Bye, Bye, Private Prisons

From TheGuardian.com: “Bill removes profit motive from incarceration and marks latest clash in state’s battle with Trump over treatment of immigrants” Way to go California! Now we need to remove the profit motive for health insurance companies.  More and more people WITH HEALTH INSURANCE are being denied healthcare in the name of “corporate profits.” We…

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