I just watched this excellent interview of Michigan State Representative Brandon Dillon by Amy Goodman. It is well worth a look.
Paul Krugman wrote a short post for his New York Times blog over the weekend that discusses the phenomenon of re-shoring manufacturing jobs from Asia to the United States. I found the underlying vision depressing, if not dystopian. Instead of presenting a hopeful prospect of a robust, twenty-first century economy, conditions that promote re-shoring presage [...]
I am frequently engaged in conversation with people who believe that the poor deserve their lot, because they are indolent, stupid, drug-addled or simply the victims of government support programs that have rotted their fortitude. This attitude dates back at least two centuries, and has been echoed throughout different periods by those adhering to a [...]