As I watched Governor Romney in the presidential debate Wednesday night I was reminded of a financial tactic the candidate's political supporters and financial backers on Wall Street used during the mortgage boom -- the one that netted them billions of dollars while simultaneously pushing the American economy off a cliff.
Despite what you are hearing from Romney a month out from the election, he has not suddenly turned into FDR. Read his platform. Listen to what he says in private with his closest (and richest) friends. This is who he really is, and no amount of fantasyland math is going to change all that.
The majority of polls and pundits give the win in the first presidential debate to Romney because of his performance. Well, what does that say about what we value in a leader?
Dear Occupy Wall Street: I congratulate you on what you have achieved and I hope you take time to decide how the movement will move forward in a constructive manner. Occupy a new space? Get involved electorally? Actively work to reform policy?
Politicians love to extol the virtues and the values of hard work--in their stump speeches, press releases, and in debates. But how many of them are going to bat legislatively for those who work hard for a living?
Research indicates that if we want the so-called "47 percent" to succeed or fail on its merits -- a requirement from which Mr. Romney believes they are currently spared -- then the solution is more government assistance, not less.
Redistribution is an everyday occurrence and it is at the heart of the American political and capitalistic system.
I'm disgusted by loud, rich white men complaining about the meager "entitlements" received by the silent poor. Who exactly is "entitled" here?
The extreme polarization of the Democrats and the Republicans on this issue is a symptom of the failure to recognize that healthy dependency and healthy independence are inextricably intertwined.
From the start, Bain Capital had support from the government. We all built that. Just don't ever mention that in public.
Romney's numbers may be slipping, but Romney's people are still confident. There's just one thing he needs to get right back in it... ...
The version of personal responsibility which Romney espouses in these comments is one that is isolated, fearful and lacking in empathy. The version of personal responsibility that come from seeing interdependence is inclusive, courageous and deeply empathetic
Unlike the middle-class students disappointed in Clegg, or the undocumented workers disappointed in Obama, the super-rich get what they are promised from Republicans.
Kaapcke's self-excavation throws us into contact with this deep wellspring of art. That's why the work jumps to life.
He was eight-years-old, and the oldest of five little children when his father died of cancer. It was the Depression. With no other means of support, his mother baked bread and sold it to her neighbors in Buffalo.
After Romney's now infamous 47 Percent dinner party revelation, it's hard to believe that parts of the 47 Percent will still vote for him, and it's likely many of those individuals consider themselves to be 53 Percenters.