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Elbert Hubbard And John Davey: Shared American Values

Helen Davey | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Helen Davey

One of the most eloquent admirers of John Davey was Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), a wildly popular and eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and...

10 Questions for Conservatives

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Now that the Republican Party -- the conservative voice in mainstream U.S. electoral politics -- has attained the most thoroughgoing control of Congress that it has enjoyed since 1928, it's an appropriate time to take a good look at modern conservatism.

Economic History and Thanksgiving

Kevin Price | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Kevin Price

Thanksgiving is certainly one of my favorite holidays. As an adult with many children, Christmas has lost some of its charm and there are few things more enjoyable than getting fat and watching holiday specials (especially those important football games).

Common Core, Capitalism and New York State's Social Studies Framework

Alan Singer | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home
Alan Singer

Contrary to Common Core-aligned curriculum that declares "free enterprise the pillar of the United States economy," I cannot find free enterprise described in any of the "founding" documents, or imbedded in the Constitution, of the United States.

The Yankees and Tanaka: Socialism Works

Richard Brodsky | Posted 03.25.2014 | New York
Richard Brodsky

When Marx started to talk about public ownership of the means of production, he never guessed he was predicting how the Yankees would maneuver themselves a free stadium. And he never expected his most successful disciples to be two billionaires, George Steinbrenner and Mike Bloomberg.

Being Entrepreneurial

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

If done well, an entrepreneurship program substantively complements curricula in the arts and sciences and the overall undergraduate experience.

Does U.S. Surveillance/Spying Undermine American Business & Influence?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.29.2013 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Does American based media and technology better serve to facilitate opportunities for U.S. surveillance/spying or to further our American values, influence and business?

Solving Poverty: What South Africa Needs Now Are Jobs

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
John Hope Bryant

What (South) Africa needs now is a new generation of bottom-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and self-employment projects for those ages 25 and below.

In a World of Free Enterprise

Taryn Bird | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home
Taryn Bird

The sooner more companies, governments, and stakeholders acknowledge the potential that empowered women bring to the marketplace, the sooner free enterprise will more allow women, men and children to reap its benefits.

Solving Poverty: Poverty Is the New Racism

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.22.2013 | Home
John Hope Bryant

In Dr. King's day the issue seemed to be one of love or hate, but today the issue is less about love or hate, and more about of what I would call "radical indifference."

Free Enterprise Is Not Free

Nicole Tichon | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
Nicole Tichon

There's real money in cracking down on offshore tax dodging. Congress needs to close these loopholes and make large corporations pay taxes in the same country that provides them with the benefits and legal protections that make it so profitable to operate in the U.S. in the first place.

Campus Crusade

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Paul Stoller

Mr. Romney's private equity tunnel vision may work well in the clubby atmosphere of the corporate boardroom, but is a prescription for the rapid spread of educational mediocrity.

The Party of 'And' vs. the Party of 'Or'

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.13.2012 | Home
Paul Abrams

America has always been at its best, and achieved exceptionalism, when it has been a country of "And" -- , as the preamble to the Constitution says, liberty AND justice AND the general welfare. Republicans are the party of "OR."

In a Democracy, Freedom of Assembly Trumps "Free Enterprise"

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

It's illegal in America to buy or sell a human being, but a recorded conversation between a Republican governor and a guy he thought was a billionaire shows that it's still possible to own a politician.

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Republican Cult of Affirmative Action

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Fiderer

Capitalists believe in rewarding success and punishing failure. Well, we have ten years of performance data on the Bush tax cuts, and they failed by every possible criterion.

"You Lie": Myths the Right Tells About the Left

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Olmsted

One of the most irksome aspects of the current political divide is the conservative caricature of progressive stances on economic thinking.

Social Darwinism: A Bad Idea With a Worse Name

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

If there's no connection to evolution, then why is it called social Darwinism? It shouldn't be -- and it's time we changed the name to stop the confusion.

Why Is Wal-Mart Selling Capitalism: A Love Story (Out Today on DVD)?

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Moore

The fact that Wal-Mart is carrying this movie is proof that Corporate America is so secure in its position as the ruler of our country that they can sell a movie that attacks them because it poses absolutely no threat to them.

The Chamber of Commerce's Jobs Deception Campaign

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Trumka

Unions are popularly known as "the folks who brought you the weekend." In contrast, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has the distinction of trying to take away a long and ugly list of benefits.

Capitalism: A Propaganda Hate Film

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Shermer

In Michael Moore's worldview, a goodly portion of the American people are ignorant, uneducated, clueless pinheads too stupid to realize the fundamental principle of a loan.

Republicans Killed Capitalism, Not New Regs

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Francis

This is not the economic version of the Cold War and the search for a new financial sector architecture does not mark the death of capitalism.

Free Enterprise? Buffett Counts On Bailout

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Reed

Don't kid yourself, Buffett knows the score. That's why he favors a bailout! Believe me, without the distinct possibility of a taxpayer rescue, Buffett doesn't go anywhere near Goldman, GE or anything else.

Why Most Transportation Should Be Public and How That Could Help Private Enterprise

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

We presently allow our public rights of way to be filled with private automobiles. This pattern is being emulated globally. Public rights of way should belong to the public.

How to Fix the Economic Meltdown and Stop Terrorism: Legalize Heroin and Whores

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Henry Sterry

The bottom line, economically, is that there is a big beautiful sexy cash cow to be milked here.

The GOP Regulatory Debacle Was Presaged All Along

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

I am doing a serial examination of the crisis in terms of Republican complicity, the coming congressional races and the need for an Obama landslide.