Category Archives: Capitalism's Inherent Flaws

Marx Ascending

Another May Day – International Workers Day – reminds us that workers have always fought for what they thought were their rights. Many died, just for decent wages and safe working conditions and an eight-hour day. It’s just that all … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Kansas

Call it the Curious Case of Donald Trump. He keeps reminding us that he is the most admired and respected man in America, which has become a bit of a running joke – except that for a few weeks last … Continue reading

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Hazy-Crazy Days

Back in 1963, when some of us were still in high school, Nat King Cole had a big hit with Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer – the title song from the album, an album which also included On a Bicycle … Continue reading

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Good Capitalists

Some of us didn’t get the memo, the one about capitalism being the best thing ever. So we didn’t set out to become rich, only successful – successful at something useful to others, or if not that, something that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Designating Heroes

Andy Warhol had it wrong when he idly lisped that, in the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes – simply everyone will have his or her fifteen minutes of fame. Perhaps this was no more than a sardonic … Continue reading

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Escaping the Great Vampire Squid

Sometimes songs just lose their potency – like Take This Job and Shove It – the big Johnny Paycheck hit from 1977 that was later made into a movie – but not a very good one. But it was the … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich in a Leon Trotsky Mask

Monday, January 9, 2012 – the day before the New Hampshire primary, where the Republicans make a second attempt to choose someone to run against Obama – and the day Newt Gingrich – seething with anger at being sandbagged in … Continue reading

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