Tag Archives: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

The Agony of Having It All

The Occupy Wall Street crowd, that introduced America to the concept of the One Percent who had it all, and want to keep it all, and use their vast wealth to make sure they keep it all, by buying the … Continue reading

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Shaking Up Everything Now

Oligarchy – that’s the word. That’s because of that new book – Capital in the Twenty-First Century – which Paul Krugman calls the most important economics book of the year, and maybe of the decade. Krugman finds that he agrees with the author, the … Continue reading

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Structural Impediments

Live and learn. Teaching was fine, but the pay was awful and teaching wasn’t the half of it. There was careful preparation and planning, which for English teachers involves far more than daily lesson plans. Novels and poems and plays … Continue reading

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That Dangerous Book

Let’s go back to 1922 – the year the Teapot Dome Scandal broke and Warren G. Harding turned on the first radio in the White House, ever. Out here, that was the year the Hollywood Bowl opened, and the year … Continue reading

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Fully in Charge

Republicans didn’t want John McCain to be their nominee in 2008 – he’d been squishy on immigration, saying those folks who had come here to find work were family folks, good people, worthy of a little respect. That didn’t go … Continue reading

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The Steady Drift toward Oligarchy

Taxation is theft and everyone should get to keep every penny they earn – but if there has to be taxation, the Takers should pay those taxes and the Makers pay no taxes at all, because if we relieve the … Continue reading

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