Friday, May 27, 2022

‘The Simpsons’ Rails Against Capitalism.

Tweet ( Fox’s cartoon “The Simpsons” just concluded Season 33 on May 22 with a rip-roaring attack on capitalism and how the middle class has been shredded. It starred a singing janitor played by actor Hugh Jackman and a professorial cameo by socialist Robert Reich, who was once Bill Clinton’s secretary of labor. Before we […]

Guns, Violence, Mental Illness and Solutions.

May 27, 2022 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox — we all recognize these names and know the iconic brands that are behind them (Sony and Microsoft). In fact, almost every American has probably had their hands on one of their controllers at some point. The gaming industry and game systems themselves have advanced since the days of […]

One of the largest cryptocurrencies is dead. Where do we go from here?

Tweet ( A catastrophic cryptocurrency crash, one that many considered to be the largest in history, occurred after the fall of $UST, and an algorithmic stablecoin that was designed to keep a value of $1 fell to approximately $0.10. The value of its sister currency plummeted from approximately $90 to $0.002. This collapse simultaneously sent […]

A Setback for the Right’s Attack on Facebook and Twitter.

Tweet ( Social media is one of the main places where Americans engage in their ongoing dog fight over political differences. But anything that becomes important also becomes a target for control, and conservative politicians are doing their best to put a choke collar on Facebook and Twitter. They suffered a setback Monday when a […]

Both Parties Offer Phony Cures for Inflation.

May 26, 2022 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The American two-party political system exists to ensure that for any problem that emerges, there are at least two solutions that are just plain wrong. That is the sad case with inflation, where the most notable responses span the spectrum from useless to harmful. Start with the harmful proposals, which involve trying to […]

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