Category Archives: wealth disparity

“TRICKLE DOWN” DOESN’T!

Apr. 2, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Paul Rosenberg recently published an excellent article in AlterNet called “The Sociopathic 1%” which showed how ridiculously flawed current reactionary Republican economic ideas really are. It exposes what this blogger has known all along: that … Continue reading

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TME FOR A RAISE – NOW!

Mar. 18, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Ralph Nader is a great American hero. He first gained prominence in the mid 1960s, when his book Unsafe at Any Speed came out. In it, he exposed the deadly flaws which were existent in the relatively recent … Continue reading

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RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE NOW!

Feb. 21, 2014  By Jack Jodell. This will be my briefest post ever, but it will also be o0ne of the most important I have ever done.  I am calling for an immediate increase in the minimum wage to %12.00 per … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS FOES OF DEMOCRACY! (Part Three): THE CLUB FOR GROWYH

Feb. 14, 2014  By Jack Jodell.     Oligarch: A very rich businessman with a great deal of political influence.  This is the third of a new intermittent series designed to spotlight the extremely sordid attempts by certain individuals and/or institutions to dominate the American political and … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS FOES OF DEMOCRACY! (Part Two): The U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Feb. 7, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Oligarch: A very rich businessman with a great deal of political influence.  This is the second of a new intermittent series designed to spotlight the very sordid attempts by certain individuals and/or institutions to dominate the American … Continue reading

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YEAR-END MUSINGS, 2013

Dec. 29, 2013  By Jack Jodell. As I contemplate this past year, I keep wishing it would end, so we can attempt to begin anew in 2014. It has been said that hope springs eternal, and I believe that to be … Continue reading

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A PEOPLE WITHOUT A PARTY!

Nov. 9. 2013  By Jack Jodell.  The United States is unique among nations in that, for nearly all of its history, political power has been divided among two major parties, the Democratic Party (NOT the “Democrat” Party, as many ignorant … Continue reading

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A DANGEROUSLY FAILED STATE!

Oct. 24, 2013  By Jack Jodell. We in these “United” States love to consider ourselves as being the “arsenal of democracy” and a “bright, shining city on a hill” supposedly serving as a beacon of hope and light for all the … Continue reading

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RIGGED AGAINST US!

Oct. 15, 2013  By Jack Jodell.  We Americans love to talk of ourselves as being from “the land of the free” where the individual has “inalienable rights” and where we have “majority rule” because we live a “democracy”.  The sad reality, though, is … Continue reading

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A SINCERE APOLOGY TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

Oct. 9, 2013  By Jack Jodell. I write this post today with a heavy heart and a sense of great remorse for what my generation has done and for all that it has failed to do.  Most of us “baby boomers” began … Continue reading

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