Tag Archives: Wall Street

Complicity and Consequences

Why should anyone care about the Occupy Wall Street movement? Aren’t they just a bunch of kids with nothing better to do than whine about the lack of a utopian existence? Isn’t that little  gathering of peaceniks over with? There … Continue reading

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Greed is Good; the Bain of Mitt’s Campaign

One of the most classic lines in movie history from Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street was immortalized by Michael Douglas playing investment guru Gordon Gekko. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good” Often just shortened to ‘Greed is good‘, … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday…November 18th Edition

(Free Forum Fridays are an open discussion where commenters are invited to bring up topics that may not have been covered in the previous week. Got something on your mind? Throw your opinion out there.)   The Occupy Wall street … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Meritocracy

We’ve been brought up to believe it, right? You work hard, go to school, and eventually you get your just rewards. The American dream. 2.2 kids a dog and a cat. Only now, that dream seems so out of reach. We’ve just … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday October 21st Edition

(Free Forum Fridays are an open discussion where commenters are invited to bring up topics that may not have been covered in the previous week. Got something on your mind? Throw your opinion out there.)   Nothing like last week. … Continue reading

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#OWS One Month Later

Today marks the official one month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests. The idea was first proposed by a Canadian advocacy group that publishes the anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters initially to peacefully protest the growing income disparity and the lack … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday October 14th Edition

Busy week in politics. Saving it all for Tomorrow’s RRR. Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) was the biggest news beyond the political arena. It’s spread to over 1,100 communities in America and is starting to show up in foreign countries. Anybody got … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake

Contrary to popular belief, Marie Antoinette never uttered the phrase, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“. The phrase appears in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s autobiography where he attributes it to a ‘great princess’ however the dates of publication and her tenure on the throne do … Continue reading

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Republicans Obstruct Recess Appointments

Senate Republicans will prevent President Obama from making any recess appointments this week by keeping the Senate in pro forma session. Essentially, a Senate member from a nearby state will come in and briefly open and close the session on the days the Senate … Continue reading

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Republicans Already Revving Up the Fear Machine

You may not know it yet but you’re about to be indoctrinated into a communist state. The Socialists are coming for you! Unleash the paranoia! Last week the Republicans held their first debate for people who have no chance of becoming the … Continue reading

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