Posted on 06 January 2014.
So, hard to know if this will lead anywhere but it’s a positive, and comes from an odd place in certain respects.
Posted on 03 January 2014.
Time flies when you’ve been screwed. I’m going to write some more about this but, for the time being, let’s not forget that it’s been 20 years since NAFTA was passed…and it was bad shit then and bad shit now.
Posted on 02 January 2014.
I almost forgive the New York Times (not quite) for all the horrific editorials over the past years. For this one:
Posted on 19 December 2013.
Really, people are being grossly unfair to Max Baucus, wondering why someone who doesn’t speak Chinese would qualify to serve as ambassador. But, c’mon people, focus on the important lingo Baucus brings to the table: it would be hard to find another Democratic elected official who speaks such fluent corporate shillism…The man has got a perfect pitch. But, there is a silver lining.
Posted on 09 December 2013.
This really isn’t surprising but worth reading anyway. Women do better in unions.
Posted on 06 December 2013.
Blah, blah, blah…the most sickening repetitive nonsense is really the bi-partisan stupidity politicians show when they open their mouths spewing out Chamber of Commerce falsehoods that tax cuts create jobs, and stumble all over themselves (with visions of corporate PAC checks dancing in their heads) to demand, right now, for the health of the economy, some new idiotic corporate tax cut. And so here’s a little actual, uh, research, that proves how false the “corporate tax cuts create jobs” idea really is.
Posted on 05 December 2013.
The Trans Pacific Partnership is another putrid so-called “free trade” deal. All these NAFTa-style agreements are a core reason behind the collapse of the middle class across the world. And, at least with the TPP, some senior Democrats are making it clear to the president: this deal is dead on arrival without significant changes.
Posted on 04 December 2013.
Ah, so little time, so many corporate tax breaks…and so many of them just pure scams. Here’s one under the rubric of “research”.
Posted on 03 December 2013.
The Koz is getting paroled. The Koz being Dennis Kozlowski who was one of the few CEOs to serve some time — not enough in my opinion. But compared to the financial crisis people, he got a good licking. Here’s a reminder from the past.
Posted on 02 December 2013.
This is sort of the tree falling in the woods analogy — if you grow but there isn’t work, did you know you grew?
Posted on 26 November 2013.
It’s catching fire…though not as high as some of us would like, Montgomery Country tonight passed a hike in its minimum wage to 11.50 by 2017. Do I hear $15-an-hour please at the federal level, on the way to $20-an-hour?
Posted on 26 November 2013.
There is now little doubt: within a few hours, election officials will certify the passage of a $15-an-hour minimum wage in the city of SeaTac.
Posted on 25 November 2013.
Forgotten in the rubble of Rana Plaza is a horrific that took place at Tazreen Fashions Ltd in Bangladesh. The fire killed 112 human beings whose families have been trying to get a bit of compensation for the loss of their loves ones. And some of that is happening…of course, not with the help of Wal-Mart.
Posted on 22 November 2013.
Over the years, I’ve consistently referred to Wal-Mart as The Beast of Bentonville because of its conduct at every level. Beastly. And, now, it’s topping even the despicable low standards it set to date. To the families of more than 1,200 people killed, and many more injured, who are seeking a bit of compensation money, the Beast of Bentonville is raising its corporate middle finger and saying “get fucked”.
Posted on 21 November 2013.
Scott Walker is a really bad guy. I mean, awful. So, there will be chance to dump this scar next year. And here’s the route.
Posted on 20 November 2013.
There has been this back and forth about how to improve conditions between the companies who make a profit on the backs of dead people…well, truly, that’s the reality of profits in the garment industry — you either die standing up at work, die later because your body is broken down from slaving away for pennies or you die quickly, or perhaps slowly, when places like the Rana Plaza collapse. Now, there is a new turn in the story — and I remain skeptical still that much will change.