Tag Archives: Income Inequality

The Old College Try

College was the last four years of the sixties. The times they were a-changing. Jack and Martin and Bobby had been assassinated, and the war in Vietnam got worse and more stupid by the day, and that, and the music … Continue reading

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The Totally Unaware Idle Rich

The women had big hair. Their slinky metallic dresses had big shoulder pads and obviously cost a fortune – for one wearing. The men ran oil companies. They wore two thousand dollar Italian suits with their two thousand dollar custom … Continue reading

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America’s Slough of Despond

“This miry Slough is such a place as cannot be mended; it is the descent whither the scum and filth that attends conviction for sin doth continually run, and therefore is it called the Slough of Despond: for still as … Continue reading

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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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