It’s about a Living Wage, Stupid

By Zachary Alexander on

During the 1992 Election, James Carville coined the phrase “the economy, stupid” as a way of understanding what the election is about. A lot of very serious people would agree that Mr. Carville’s phrase crystalized the election for many working and middle class Americans. Post-Globalists and anyone who cares about ending America’s long decline would …

Woke up in a Neoliberalism Utopia

By Zachary Alexander on

A couple of weeks ago, this blog talked about how the movie Riddick represented a Neoliberalism version of Utopia. It was populated primarily by two groups of people (i.e. mercs and soldiers) and everyone else was seen as roadkill. This morning Americans feel this way about the country they love when they look at the …

Post-Globalism best way to attract Millennials

By Zachary Alexander on

According to commentators on cable news the Republican Party has grown older and whiter since the 2008 elections. Most Republicans probably wouldn’t say this openly in public however in private they would agree. Until now, they have been able to take solace in the fact that Millennials don’t turn out in numbers for mid-term elections. …

Playing Politics is not a Pro-Growth Strategy

By Zachary Alexander on

It is not hard to see the effects of politics on the national conversation given the results of two recent votes in Congress. The Cost Cutter Wing of the Republican Party got it’s wishes when the House voted to reduce funding for food stamps. The Freedom First Wing returned to its Tea Party roots when …

Why the Opposition to a Living Wage

By Zachary Alexander on

Yesterday, members of the United States House of Representatives voted to cut food stamps funding for the poor. While the House only cut 5%, this vote will result in millions of working class Americans losing nutritional help. Given the vote totals, progressives will ask why so many republicans hate the poor. However, a better question …

What’s the penalty for Profiteering?

By Zachary Alexander on

There are those in Congress who are quick to come to the aid of transnational corporations. They are always willing to help them defend their profits against the working and middle class. Many of these very serious people talk in terms of “takers” and “makers.” Cynics may find this activity normal for politicians. However, this …

Why not a living wage?

By Zachary Alexander on

There are a lot of very serious people who would agree that the biggest threat facing working and middle class Americans is posed by inflation. The reason is that inflation attacks both the ability to obtain staples and the capacity to save. The good news is that inflation is not the problem that it once …