Tax Cuts Will Not Drive Innovation or Job Creation

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, contrary to popular belief amongst the far right, cutting taxes won’t make the economy grow.  The basic facts speak for themselves. High-end tax cuts haven’t trickled down as job creation, at least they haven’t created jobs that provide a decent wage. The only things trickling down […]

Class Structure and Economic Growth

Class is a controversial issue in the United States, having many competing definitions, models, and even disagreements over its very existence.  It is something we simply do not want to address, preferring to limit the discussion to the myth of meritocracy and the American Dream.  But the truth is that it exists and with each […]

The Decline of a Civilization, Part 2

A little reminder of recent history.  In the German presidential election held on March 13, 1932, there were four candidates: the incumbent, Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg, Hitler, and two minor candidates, Ernst Thaelmann and Theodore Duesterberg. 70 percent of the German people voted against Hitler.  The fanatical minority remained on the fringe and there […]

The Decline of a Civilization

Civilization in decline is a very real thing. Civilizations rise and fall in their world standing, power shifts, the strength of nations ebb and wane as time passes. Moral and ethical decay accompany the slow collapse of nation states and this phenomenon is something the far Right has been harping on for years.  Unfortunately, the […]