Category Archives: Economy

Mother Jones: Mac Mclelland – I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

Writer Mac Mclelland exposes the underbelly of an online shopping in this important piece for Mother Jones.

“Don’t take anything that happens to you there personally,” the woman at the local chamber of commerce says when I tell her that tomorrow I start working at Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc. She winks at me. I stare at her for a second.

“What?” I ask. “Why, is somebody going to be mean to me or something?”

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor

What’s so funny about Super PACs?

What’s so funny about Super PACs?

Dan Clickman, Executive Director Congressional Programs, Aspen Institute; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, shares his thoughts, insights and some incredible facts regarding  Super PACs and their influence on the 2012 elections cycle in which, according to Mr. Clickman, $33 million has been reported in expenditures so far.  How much more money is going to be… Continue Reading

Wall Street’s Pre-Bailout Bailout

Wall Street’s Pre-Bailout Bailout

Remember the 2008 Wall Street bailout?  Poor Wall Street–if the hard working American tax payers didn’t give it billions in loans, it would have tumbled to the ground bringing us all down with it.  Doom!  Gloom!  End times!  But ….why did Wall Street need a bailout when, according to Bloomberg.com, it, and others, were already… Continue Reading

Teapubber Who Voted for The Debt Ceiling Deal Is Flogged For Her Sin

As bad as the recent debt limit blackmail deal was, for the hosts of this talk show it wasn’t enough to allow teapubber Congresswoman Renee Elmers off the hook, despite her explanation for voting the agreement out of concern about how default might adversely affect her constituency. Listen to the pounding she takes for trying… Continue Reading

U.S. Economy – Like a Bad Joke

U.S. Economy – Like a Bad Joke

So a Corporation and an American Working Man are sitting in a bar. The Working Man asks the Corporation “Are you hiring? I’m looking for work.” The corporation replies, “As soon as demand picks up we’ll start look for new workers.” The Working Man says, “But demand can’t pick up until people have jobs, and… Continue Reading