John Peeler: The only way our economy can produce equal opportunity for every person is through a systematic policy of redistributing wealth from the rich to the unrich. Our failure to do that in recent decades has put us on the road to plutocracy.
Plutocracy, a term that dates back to the 1600s, is used when referring to a system where the wealthy classes of a society rule. Unlike systems such as democracy,capitalism, socialism or anarchism, plutocracy is not rooted in an established political philosophy and has no formal advocates, except of course, those who are in power. The articles posted in this category address plutocracy in the United States.
John MacMurrary: We still have gangsters like Sheldon Adelson, Bob Perry, and the Koch brothers working to steal our country. What we need is another Smedley Butler to stop them.
Randy Shaw: The rise of community service (abetted by high school students desiring to boost their college applications) over the past two decades has not stopped dramatically increasing social and economic inequality and an increasing disbelief in once universally accepted scientific theories such as evolution.