FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jed Morey, The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats To Our Democracy

By: Sunday November 10, 2013 1:59 pm

The story of America, as told to us by the political establishment, is not unlike scripture that attempts to explain our circumstances in a manner that must be accepted as gospel. The truth is that America has been hijacked by powerful special corporate interests whose paths toward profit are lubricated by political accomplices complicit in a scheme that suppresses opportunity and freedom among the masses. Our state of denial has caused us to drift far from the nation we believe ourselves to be while holding tightly to an image of the nation we wish to be.

 

A Lone Cowboy With a White Hat

By: Saturday September 21, 2013 5:20 pm

A basic tenet or belief often preached is that capitalism is a partnership between labor and capital, or capital and labor. It shouldn’t matter which is listed first in a true partnership where profit is divided 50-50.

Since its inception, probably because it benefited them, and not from some confusion, capitalists have structured most corporations to transmit 100% of profits to the humans who contribute capital and 0% of profits to the humans who contribute labor to the partnership.

Carly Fiorina’s Underpants Gnome Budget

By: Monday October 18, 2010 9:01 am

It appears that Carly Fiorina is Christine O’Donnell with less Jesus and more work history.

Massey Energy – When Profit Kills

By: Saturday April 17, 2010 12:45 pm

In the late afternoon of April 5th of this year, an explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch Coal mine. It killed 29 of the 200 or so miners that were working underground that day. Mining is a dangerous business, especially coal mining where the material you are mining is the same material that holds up the roof. There is also the added problem that coal is carbon, and where there are large amounts of carbon there will be volatile hydrocarbons, specifically methane. A methane and or coal dust ignition is the likely cause of the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine.

Massey Stock Upgraded to “Buy” as Mine Disaster “Immaterial” to Profit (Update: NY Comptroller Calls on Blankenship to Resign)

By: Monday April 12, 2010 4:12 pm

This morning’s news from the S&P stock exchange should be music to Don Blankenship’s ears. Massey’s stock has been upgraded to a “buy” because the accident should be “immaterial” to Massey’s finances. This is the bet that Blankenship made with the lives of 29 miners: that he could risk their lives without risking his profits. Richard Trumka called this disaster “the inevitable result of a profit-driven system and reckless corporate conduct.” He couldn’t be more correct. And Don Blankenship couldn’t care less.

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