Top Articles from The Highroad
Wednesday, November 9,2011
New numbers from the Congressional Budget Office confirm that as the moneyed elites have been making their killing, wealth disparity has become extreme in a country that once prided itself on trying to build a more egalitarian society. Analyzing 30 years of income data, the non-partisan CBO reports that the richest 1 percent of our population has enjoyed a stunning 275 percent increase in their income during that time.
Thursday, November 3,2011
Yes, they do. But was this a nice gesture by a civic-minded citizen — or the purchase of special protection? When Jamie Dimon says keep “us” safe, I doubt he means us hoi polloi. Rather, I suspect he wants police officials to keep Wall Street bankers like.
Thursday, October 27,2011
In assessing the spreading public protest against the rampaging greed of today’s financial elite, John Paulson turns out to be as confused as a goat on Astroturf. Oh, he gets it that the people’s anger is directed at hedge-fund profiteers like him, but he claims they are simply confused on the virtue of accumulated wealth.
Thursday, October 20,2011
In these times of nationwide job insecurity, with five applicants lined up for every job opening, CEOs warn workers that they’d better perform — or else. Or else they’ll be unceremoniously booted out the door.
Thursday, October 13,2011
Five men suddenly found themselves faced with an all-out attack on their territory. Five men confronted by a hostile power. But these five men looked destiny in the eye — and then they suited up and took care of business.
Thursday, October 6,2011
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert points out that political statements and even political facts these days don’t have to be true — all they need, Colbert insists, is some element of “truthiness.”
Thursday, September 29,2011
Do you know any of the dozen Congress critters who’re on the superpowerful deficit-reduction supercommittee? I don’t mean do you know their names, but do you really know them — know them well enough that they’ll take your call?
Thursday, September 22,2011
Now, let’s turn the Hubble telescope to the far-away galaxy where Rick, Mitt, Michele and Goofy are contending for the Republican presidential nomination.
Thursday, September 15,2011
In the infamous Enron scandals of a decade ago, unregulated energy hucksters created an array of dummy financial funds so they could evade public scrutiny and perpetrate fraud. To disguise the scams, the funds were given such names as Chewco and JEDI.
Thursday, September 8,2011
Good grief — the genuine populist fury of grassroots tea partiers is now being perverted into anti-populism by the very Tea Party Republicans they elected to Congress.