Four in 5 Americans Face Near-poverty and no work or opportunities under Obama

So when someone asks, “How is the American Empire doing”, you can tell them that four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives.  Sound like a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.  Sure, chump change you cannot believe […]

Two teachers and a 'mike': fighting neo-feudalism in the digital dark ages

According to Raw Replay (online) a rap song created by a duo calling themselves “Two Teachers and a Microphone” slaps down U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for failing to acknowledge poverty and inequality, and accuses him of “pimping out Pearson and private charters.”  You can hear the song at: http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/08/teachers-rap-song-blasts-education-secretary-for-pimping-charter-schools/ However, putting all the […]

An Open Letter To Mr Kristoff

Mr Kristoff apologized to Latin America for his comparison of the United States to Banana Republics.  He was right to do so.  While we resemble the Banana Republics of yesterday, they have, indeed, turned their fates around.  We, on the other hand are much worse off than they ever were.  While Argentina is not exactly […]