I’m a liberal capitalist. I believe very deeply in capitalism, but with rules and referees. Just like I don’t believe that football should be played without rules and referees, I don’t think that business should be played without rules and referees. The True Story of Capitalism But, there’s a nasty…
“Your Country is Just Not That Into You” – Jimmy Dore
October 14, 2014
I think everyone should go out and buy a copy of this book and read it. Jimmy Dore is really funny, but he’s also passionate about politics. This book really puts a comedic spin on some of the most difficult and dark topics that we are facing in America…
There’s a monumental case at the Supreme Court that has got me obsessed, bewitched, enraged and mildly despondent. Technically, it’s called Integrity Staffing v. Busk. It actually is Amazon v. Amazon’s warehouse workers. (Integrity Staffing is the subcontractor stooge hired by Amazon to employ its warehouse workers). After Amazon…
Dispelling the ‘Moocher Myth’: Southern States Get More Than They Give
September 25, 2014
Southern Southern Southern The ‘Moocher Myth’ It’s become somewhat of a Right Wing rallying cry over the past few decades. Conservatives yell and scream about how the liberals want to raise taxes to prop up the lazy, incompetent scum that keeps stealing their hard-earned money through federal programs like…
The Northern Case for Southern Secession
September 24, 2014
The Case for Southern Secession My grandparents were married for 54 years. My grandfather could be lovely, and he could just as easily be disdainful or absent. On the eve of their 54th New Year’s Eve together, my grandmother refused to accompany my grandfather to their condo in Florida….
DEA Rescheduling Hydrocodone
September 4, 2014
The DEA is making codeine a harder drug to get, and a badder drug to deal. This makes me nostalgic for a simpler time, with simpler professionals. When I was a kid, my doctor was a white-haired sadist from Rockford, IL, named Languish. I used to get a lot…
The History of Labor Day
August 29, 2014
Before Peter McGuire came up with the idea for Labor Day most people worked 12 hours a day 7 days a week. Peter McGuire figured out that if you gave a day to celebrate the people who do the hard work, the country would better appreciate their efforts and…
3 Things Labor Needs to Do in Order to Thrive
August 29, 2014
Look, we need labor unions. You and I do better in every way when unions are strong. Take a look at this chart. When union membership goes down, your income shrinks. Why? Because unions push back. Unions force managers to train more, to pay more and to think more…
“What’s to be angry about? You’re alive, Fucker.” Robin Williams on WTF with Marc Maron
August 19, 2014
Marc Maron released his lauded interview with Robin Williams from April 26, 2010. It is chilling and fascinating and hard to put down. Listen here.
Story via WTF with Marc Maron.
5 Big Lessons Everyone Should Learn
August 15, 2014
5 Big Lessons Everyone Should Learn Focus on how you will bring in money. Your product must sell. Your charity must collect donations. If you forget about bringing in money, you’re dead. Build something bigger than you. Build something where lots of other people will care, invest and work….