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Are you one of those people who simply has too much stuff?
You know who you are, so don't try to deny it. Yeah, you – your closets are jammed floor... [read more]
The appeal of fast food chains has not been their food (mostly fat, salty, sugary, empty-calorie blah), but their speed. Order, pay, and – Bam! – your warmed-over burgerpizzachickentaco delight is instantly handed to you.... [read more]
Thomas Carlyle called economics "the dismal science." But he was only half right.
Dismal, yes, but a science, no. It's more like religions, where reality is shaped by belief or blind... [read more]
J.P. Morgan was recently socked in the wallet by financial regulators, who levied a fine of nearly a billion bucks against the Wall Street baron for massive illegalities.
Well, not a... [read more]
Having been raised in a small-business family and now running my own small business, I always find it heartwarming to see hardworking, enterprising folks get ahead.
So I was really touched... [read more]
Here's a scary number to ponder: 12,407. That's how many registered lobbyists there are in Washington – the bulk of whom are paid handsomely to carry water for avaricious corporations.
And... [read more]
Some aspects of American agriculture are quite odd. For example, to meet a farmer these days, there's no need for you to venture out to the hinterland – because thousands of them actually are city... [read more]
The bluebirds of happiness are chirping away in our nation's treetops, for America is now in the fifth year of economic recovery, with stock prices at record highs, corporate profits soaring, and employment is even... [read more]
Someone should make a movie about JPMorgan Chase and title it: "Bankers Gone Wild!"
Not long ago, America's biggest Wall Street Empire was hailed as a paragon of financial integrity. But... [read more]
In case you're wondering just how far Republican lawmakers have wandered into the wacky weeds of far-right ideology, check out the babblings of Rep. Paul Ryan.
Chairman of the House budget... [read more]