I remember the words attributed to my favorite American humorist, Mark Twain: "Figures don't lie, but liars can sure figure."
Gretchen Morgenson isn't a household name, and probably never will be. But on Wall Street, everybody knows her.
Workers are being made to work harder, longer - and there is no respite, not even sick leave.
President's Obama's State of the Union address included a welcome centerpiece proposal taxing finance capital and the rich, and giving it to the middle class and poor.
"We need a labor-led third party in this country" is a refrain I hear more and more. It's a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly!
Yesterday was a milestone for me. Not a day of sadness as much as a day of reflection. January 12, 2015, was the fifth anniversary of my father's death.
Only a sharp turn to peace and non-violence stands a ghost's chance of extricating humankind from this awful and seemingly intractable situation.
How we organize our economy and distribute and allocate resources can either facilitate or undermine a democratic socio-political culture.
Let's keep hope alive this holiday season and into the New Year with the hope and expectation that lasting victories are possible!
Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.