The Rights of the Corporation

Let's face it. American democracy has been on life support for some time now. On January 21st, however, the five conservative members (or should we from now on refer to them as corporate conservatives) of the US Supreme court took it upon themselves to pull the plug. American democracy died that day with only a... Continue Reading →

Just How Much “Shock” Can Haiti Take?

Last week I finished reading Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Klein highlights with meticulously researched precision how the demagogues of extreme free market ideology use catastrophes, be them natural or manmade, to reform a nation's economy. Such economic advisers use the destruction of political, economic and physical infrastructure to institute... Continue Reading →

A Time to Imagine

You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one Every year around this time I like to abandon my sociological imagination and just use my...…um…...normal imagination to describe my hopes and dreams for the coming year. These dreams are not necessarily grounded in the most current research, but I like to... Continue Reading →

Turning Against Capital Punishment

It's always difficult arguing against the death penalty.  It really doesn't matter on what grounds one is making such an unpopular (in the US) stand.  The bottom line always devolves to the accepted eye for an eye concept that those who take a life deserve to die.  Indeed, when one considers the kinds of psychotic... Continue Reading →

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