Free Riders and Parasites

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*+-Charles Hayes: The whole American economic system has come to depend upon a foundation of indentured slave-wage workers for a wide variety of goods and services absolutely necessary for the success of those considered the upper class.

Psychic Pain Borne by Rich

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*+-Jim Hightower: Perhaps you didn’t know, but the average household income for the 1 percent as a whole is a mere $1.26 million a year.

REAL EYEZ Book Signing at Eso Won Wednesday Night

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*+-Antony Samad: The book is an examination of American Institutions (Race, Religion, Education and Politics) and the cultural shifts taking place in our society (national identity, racism, sport, social stigmatism, sex, redemption, counter-culturalism, popular acceptance and tragedy)

The Deficit Debate and Our Broken Medical Care System

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*+-Richard “RJ” Eskow: Our health care system — guess we’ll need to call it that for lack of an alternative — is the worst in the developed world. It costs far more, provides much less, and has worse outcomes than any system that’s even remotely comparable.

America in Decline

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*+-Charles D. Hayes: A plethora of new books suggest America has entered a state of rapid decline. Here are three worth considering.

The War on Women Is a Class War

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*+-Richard “RJ” Eskow: Roughly two-thirds of Americans who make $10,000 per year or less are women. The gender balance only reaches 50/50 status as it approaches the income levels we commonly think of as ‘middle class.’

The False Lure of Third Parties

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*+-Tom Hall: Third parties offer, once every four years, the pretense that their presidential candidates, with no supporting body of local, state or Congressional allies, will make major changes in “the system”. This is balderdash.

The Road to Corporate Feudalism

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*+-Sharon Kyle: Technological advances in communications, transportation, automation and the like have changed the mutual dependencies that once existed between the American middle class and the super rich.