Archive | Economy RSS feed for this section

You Will Be Shocked at How Ignorant Americans Really Are | Alternet

6 Nov

What’s astonishing about this is how wrong Americans are about reality.  In fact, the bottom 80 percent owns only 7 percent of the nation’s wealth, and the top 1 percent hold more of the country’s wealth –  40 percent – than 9 out of 10 people think the top 20 percent should have.

via You Will Be Shocked at How Ignorant Americans Really Are | Alternet.

 

Let me see…

total corporate domination of all media outlets (check).

SCOTUS rules that $$ = speech (check)

Public education is gutted by for-profit corporations (check)

Common Core guarantees mass ignorance and submission to the corporate slave masters…check…and mate…we are fucked

Is There a Revolution Coming? Americans Finally Realize Global Capitalism Is a Murderous Sham | Alternet

6 Nov

Is There a Revolution Coming? Americans Finally Realize Global Capitalism Is a Murderous Sham | Alternet.

Bread and Circus.  If America continues to be ruled by the wealthy, this will not even be covered in the MSM.  Until global climate collapse and then they will blame the unions….

Working without a Contract: A Strategy Whose Time Has Come? | Labor Notes

27 Feb

Working without a Contract: A Strategy Whose Time Has Come? | Labor Notes.

 

If you are a union member, READ THIS.  If you are MEA or AFT in MI, realize that the state legislature has been fucking us hard for years!  We still get most of the rights in this article, but check with ALEC, I mean the MI Legislature to be sure…READ IT DAMMIT ALL!!!!!!

4 Freedoms in America That Don’t Exist Anymore | Alternet

2 Feb

4 Freedoms in America That Don’t Exist Anymore | Alternet.

 

Do we have the collective courage to meet the future…or will we be sacrificed so the elites can hoard wealth a little while longer, before the collapse starts?

The Extremist Cult of Capitalism | Common Dreams

28 Jan

Perhaps it’s best to turn to someone who actually practiced the art: “Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class.” Al Capone said that.

via The Extremist Cult of Capitalism | Common Dreams.

Are you a peasant yet?  Well then we will keep trying harder until are.

Is the Outrageous Exploitation of College Athletes Finally Coming to an End? | Alternet

28 Jan

The big business that is American college athletics continues to prosper, even if the labor on which it depends does not. But because players are defined as student-athletes and not as employees, they don’t share in the wealth. And the NCAA’s arguments continue to shift from amateurism to sustainability.That paying players is unsustainable, that there isnt enough money to make it work, is a laughable excuse to people like Jay Bilas, a college basketball analyst for ESPN who regularly sees the business up close. There would be plenty of money to pay players, he argues, if it was allocated differently. “They always go to amateuris;  then, when that fails, they say there’s not enough money,” Bilas said of NCAA defenders. “They pay themselves first, then say there’s not enough left over for the athlete. That’s absurd.”

via Is the Outrageous Exploitation of College Athletes Finally Coming to an End? | Alternet.

Ahh…the NCAA (Master) and the athletes (slaves) are once again in the spot light.  PS: for people who think getting a scholarship is payment enough…have a permanent limp and then do the cost benefit analysis.  The NCAA and its member schools make BILLIONS off football and basketball, the athletes get a pittance.

Ontario Next Right-to-Work Target? | Labor Notes

21 Jan

The more unions are beaten back in the United States, the worse it is for Canadian workers, whose jobs can easily be shipped south. One need only look at Caterpillar’s Electro-Motive Diesel jobs being moved from London, Ontario, down to Indiana in 2012, after that state passed right-to-work legislation. Such laws outlaw contracts that require all those represented by a union to pay dues, thus breaking up solidarity.

Just last month, GM announced it would be moving jobs from Oshawa, Ontario, to Michigan—coincidentally, just after Michigan’s right-to-work law was passed.

via Ontario Next Right-to-Work Target? | Labor Notes.

I believe that the move to Lansing from Ontario was planned before the RTW bullshit.  Lansing has the 2 newest auto assembly plants in North America (that includes Canada and Mexico kids).  

I would like to see the hourly cost of an equivalent worker in the US and Canada.  I bet Canadian health care makes it cheaper to use Canada, but the newer plant and revised lineup can be assembled here cheaper.