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Entries by Mark Engler from 11/2011

Niall Ferguson, Defender of the One Percent

| Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

Notwithstanding the facts he cites about decreasing social mobility in America, Ferguson clearly believes that the top one percent has earned its station in life -- that Wall Street traders have succeeded through grit, intelligence, and determination.

Bank Transfer: Successful

| Posted 11.11.2011 | Business

All in all, Bank Transfer Day was a pretty powerful expression of collective disgust by Americans fed up with the goliath banks. Right? Well, not everyone agrees.

Occupy the Pulpit

| Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion

We shouldn't need an ironic borrowing of church mannerisms in order to hear a sermon against corporate greed. After all, why should railing against the evils of consumerism have to be done as a half-in-jest parody by a fake preacher?