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If Greed Is Good, What in Hell Can Evil Be?

How would you say “we’re all screwed!” in Greek? I’m no linguist, but it seems we’ll learn soon enough, though it may well be too late.   +++++++++++++++++   We Are All Greeks Now Truthdig * Monday, July 13, 2015 … Continue reading

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It’s Nothing Personal — Just Good Business

“A man always has two reasons for what he does; a good reason – and the real one.” –J. P. Morgan and the same goes for countries and corporations, it seems. I should warn everyone: if your cynicism and paranoia … Continue reading

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Keeping Us Safe … From Grandma

“I can’t understand it. I can’t even understand the people who CAN understand it.” –Queen Juliana To no one’s surprise, I’m confused again. I’ve read the US Constitution a few times, but apparently without comprehending much of it. Especially that … Continue reading

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Buddy Can You Spare a Dime – I Mean, a Billion

“Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.” –Rex Stout “Money doesn’t always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.” –Hobart Brown “If … Continue reading

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Draw the Line … in the Tar Sands

“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some. Environmentalists clearly weren’t going to outspend the … Continue reading

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