Who I'm really talking about are people whose lives are based on the pursuit of profit by any means possible - and who fight creating a moral and democratic basis for that wealth.
Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!
The next time a rich corporate chieftain whines about higher taxes or says he's "just like you and me," take him to Disneyland. It may remind him how he's not.
All things relating to the food we eat: where is comes from, who does the work, what are the issues and what we can do to be informed and take action.
"The man of great wealth owes a particular obligation to the state," Teddy Roosevelt noted a century ago, "because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government."
Like the toad who wants to be the handsome prince, the lobbying group disguised as a business association was seduced by romantic Ayn Rand visions of sugar plum profits dancing at the mere idea of a white knight prancing into view.
Prove Marx and Engels wrong, or the workers will prove them right. Here's hoping, and working, for the latter!
The Republicans are fond of saying that small business creates 70 percent of all jobs. They don't tell you that small business is also responsible for 70 percent of all layoffs. That's the nature of small business. They start up and go out of business all the time.
Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?
In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.