The History of Labor Day

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

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…

The Roots of the Great Divide in American Politics

Where are our fault lines in American politics? | Salon.com There’s only one article this week, because I thought it was so groundbreaking. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about American politics, trying to find the fault lines. I’ve got two theories that I’m trying hard to reconcile. First, I…

How Corporations Take Advantage of You and Why You Need to Stop Them

There is a growing problem in this country with the lack of accountability and the growing acceptance of a fuck-you-I-got-mine mentality among a certain class of men. It’s almost like the husband with a wife and kids at home who spends cash on booze, drugs and women, then blames his wife…

Bad Ideas are Taking us Down the Path to Destruction

Check out the Top 28 American Corporate Tax Avoiders –Fortune.com Fortune – Fortune – listed the top 28 US corporate tax avoiders. Perrigo, a company that provides a substantial amount of jobs and activity in my beloved Allegan, MI, is on the list. Seeing Perrigo on this list made me think…

Newsletter of the Liberal Capitalists | Issue 04

The Secret of Effective Motivation – NYTimes.com Did you hear the earth shake? Because the lesson from this study ought to rattle a few institutions. A bunch of researchers studied cadets at West Point and discovered this: people do best when they are motivated to please themselves – to achieve a…

Hobby Lobby Means You’ll Work on Easter

Your browser does not support the audio tag…listen to the whole show here The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case means less freedom for anyone who doesn’t own a huge corporation. It essentially puts the beliefs and desires of monopoly owners above everyone else’s and it says…

Weekly Newsletter | Issue 02

Oklahoma – JimHightower.com The Koch Brothers fought back against people installing solar panels on their roofs, Homeowners who produce their own solar power from their privately owned roofs and homes will now pay a penalty. Seriously. Can anyone doubt that fighting our way into the future will take a revolution in…

US Internet Monopolies Don’t Need More Power

Tell the FCC to Shorten Their Leash!

Net Neutrality: the What, the Why and the How-To

Net neutrality is the set of rules that allow you to get any legal content you want over the internet. It is the idea that you don’t have to pay more to ISPs for better access to online content, and content producers don’t have to pay ISPs more for…