Tag Archives: Occupy Wall Street

Creeping Socialism

Even recent history seems quaint now. There was that Occupy Wall Street stuff – the protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, down by Wall Street, all about economic inequality. The protesters were forced out of … Continue reading

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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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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Every other industrialized nation in the world – and even most of those that aren’t – have some form of universal healthcare, to give their citizens one less thing to worry about. We don’t. We have long preferred to give … Continue reading

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The Logic-Bomb Explodes

There’s a rule in systems management – if you’re going to fire an arrogant pain-in-the-ass rogue programmer, that prima donna who does more harm than good with what he thinks are his brilliant ideas, done without any approval at 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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The Softening

If we are to believe Charles Dickens in that Scrooge story, now playing endlessly in many versions on your television, along with Charlie Brown and Frosty and the Grinch, Dickens would have been part of the original Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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French Lessons

“We’ll always have Paris.” That’s one of the great movie lines of all time, but of course Rick’s Café Américain was a soundstage at Warner Brothers over in Burbank – sunny Casablanca itself was one of the lots out back. … Continue reading

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