Tag Archives: Income Inequality

Playing Monopoly

No one likes Mondays. Kids have to go back to school, teachers have to go back to school – they find that just as depressing – and everyone else has to go back to work. Those of us who are … Continue reading

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The Anger and the Fear

Another day when nothing much will change in America – Obama announced that he will enforce our existing gun control laws in a way that redefines just who is a gun dealer and who is not, closing the loophole that … Continue reading

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The Dark Days

These are the dark days, the dead end of the year when the sun sets early and comes up late, when Christmas is over and it will be days before the big ball drops in Times Square and everyone pretends … Continue reading

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At a Minimum

In the late eighteenth century representative democracy seemed like a fine idea. We had our revolution. The French had theirs. Others would follow. There would be no more kings. It was the Age of Reason – the people could reason … Continue reading

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On the Possibility of Revolution

Something slipped by. Everyone was consumed with what happened after the skinny white kid, high on dreams of starting a race war to rid America of those black folks who were taking over and raping our women, murdered nine folks … Continue reading

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Our Sense of Fairness

If you’re a parent you know the endless hours you spend dealing with the whining kid saying it’s just not fair – difficult homework, or how Sally got a pony and she didn’t, or whatever it is. You can fix … Continue reading

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The Sum of All Fears

Basic cable is starved for content, but luckily Americans seem to like watching second-rate old movies again and again, and they’re even willing to pay a little extra each month for Encore – and that gets you Encore Action and … Continue reading

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