Reagan celebration: No mugs on Mount Rushmore, please

We are now celebrating the anniversary of Ronald Reagan, who, if the corporate press is anything to go by, came down from heaven exactly 100 years ago to save us all.


Thinking strategically between now and 2012

With profit margins soaring and capital and labor locked in a deadly, unequal embrace, what are working people to do?

Does money buy happiness?

Money does NOT buy happiness, according to a recent scientific study. Well, you could have fooled me.


Coyotes in the city: lessons for 2011

As we look ahead to the new year, coyotes wandering around Chicago offer some lessons to keep in mind.


"Inside Job": Never steal anything small

The facts portrayed play like an action movie: the main culprits are the handful of investment banks that carried out the crime of the century.

Corporate capital has pulled the plug on America

Is today's corporate elite meaner than capitalists and wealthy families of the previous era? Perhaps, but there are more fundamental reasons for their behavior.


I love baseball but I hate capitalism

Baseball can unite entire cities, but it has a dark side based on extreme exploitation.


Wall Street doesn’t hurt when Main Street bleeds

The main sections of capital, like right-wing extremism that does its bidding, are comfortable with a slow-growth economy - but they can be beat.


Salt, health, and socialism

An Australian research team found that when the state imposes mandatory limits to the amount of salt private industry adds to processed foods, people are healthier.

Capitalism sucks, unless you are very very rich

Capitalism was good to the 74 wealthiest Americans whose pay was five times bigger than the previous year, while most working-class people were catching hell in the Great Recession.

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