A friend of mine was a victim of foreclosure. Yes, a victim. There is no reason for banks to foreclose on honest Americans who've done nothing wrong except fall upon hard economic times while living in what is described as the wealthiest country in history. In fact, foreclosure costs banks and even taxpayers more than... Continue Reading →
A couple of years back here in Southwest Florida there was a proposal to build a coal power plant in Hendry County to help satisfy the growing need for electricity. Not to worry, we were told, this was a "clean coal" power plant using the most recent technological advances to filter all of the bad... Continue Reading →
Okay! Let's say that the news reported a new kind of crime. Let's call it...oh, I don't know...Yellow Sleeve Crime (YSC). According to the report, research by the FBI estimates the costs of this new crime to the American public at between $300 and $600 billion dollars. This is between 2 and 3 times the... Continue Reading →
It must be nice to be a congressman. Imagine this. Every year you get a raise unless, get this, unless you and your fellow employees vote to not get the raise! Great work if you can get it. Well, this year congress opted to...well...not vote against the raise! This, of course, saves some congressman from... Continue Reading →
The Mad Sociologist Blog applies to the sociological imagination to an analysis and interpretation of contemporary, progressive issues.
My home of Lee County, Florida, is a perfect example of what is wrong with American education as a whole. The problem is that much of America doesn't really give a damn about education. Media and public debate is a good measure of relative importance of social issues. This being the case, Lee County indicts... Continue Reading →
If you wanted proof that the Iraqi/US government is not the least interested in "democracy," the recent approval of continued American military presence by the Iraqi government is proof positive. This decision can only mean trouble for American troops as well as American contractors, and further delegitimizes an already shaky government in the eyes of... Continue Reading →