Issues, Policy, and Politics – Part 1

The following was originally posted on FaceBook.

Since some of you don’t follow FB, I thought I would repeat this series here.

Part 1

There are important issues that need our attention.

Unfortunately, you can’t solve the vast majority of them.

Here’s an example: income inequality.

We have people in this country working several jobs who can’t afford to both feed their kids and put a roof over their heads while others, no brighter, nor more deserving (no matter what the prosperity gospel says), make millions.

It is a huge damn problem. Continue reading

The New American Oligarchy – Phase Two

Back in 2014, a study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page concluded that America was no longer a democracy, it was an oligarchy.  The government, they claimed, had been hijacked by the very wealthy and corporate interests through lobbying and funding of political candidates. (1) Continue reading