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Pope Francis is beginning to remind me of Mikhail Gorbachev. the same noble intention to open up a very old, very secret, very bureaucratic, very vertical organization, and make it more transparent (Glasnost) and reform it (Perestroika).
Once again, we return to the issue of errors in economics — home of incredibly insight arguments and utterly inane contributions. For the latter category, Professor Mark J. Perry takes today’s award for his contribution of stating Wal-Mart should be given the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize “for improving the lives of millions of low-income consumers globally.”
This is the thanks they get? Our teachers and our librarians, civil engineers and school crossing guards, trash collectors and public safety protectors, public prosecutors and public defenders, snowplow drivers, accountants, file clerks, telephone operators, translators, healthcare workers, those who care for our sick and elderly and our forgotten.
Today is Black Friday, which for some will mean getting into fights in shopping aisles. But for workers at Walmart it is a time to protest the unfair labor practices of the largest global retailer. Walmart is facing protests from workers in both the US and Canada for better treatment.
At a speech before some of his richest donors at DreamWorks, President Barack Obama quoted late film critic Roger Ebert to say “kindness covers all of my political beliefs.”
As part of a big holiday news dump the Obama administration announced that the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges will be completely delayed for a year. Small business will be able to buy exchange qualified coverage...Show More Summary
Maybe instead of chalking Black Friday mania up to rampant greed we should be looking at the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor -- and the economic policies that are fording people to participate in a Hunger Games-like spectacle in order to provide for themselves and their families.
Don't be evil? Remember when Google presented itself as a progressive tech company that was all about building a better future?
- “Stoning will not be brought back, says Afghan president” - Juan Cole: “Egypt’s Counter-Revolution: 21 Women and Girls Harshly Sentenced, Liberal Bloggers to be Arrested”
Never let a continuing disaster not be worth more disasters.
Pluto and Milton the Cat -- Cold Turkey. This Walt Disney cartoon was released on September 21, 1951.
For most of my young life, I dreaded Thanksgiving. Not that I don't love eating to excess (and in later years, drinking...), but because of my family. I had America's Worst Grandmother, Etta, who was a torment under the best of circumstances,...Show More Summary
Next year’s date probably doesn’t remind most on-line readers of anything in particular, whether we’re talking about the millennial generation or the baby-boomers. But for someone who was a child during World War II, 2014 inevitablyShow More Summary
I truly disliked Thanksgiving as a kid–all the agony of Christmas but without the presents. Now that I’m grown up it’s a bit different, though I still am baffled by the power this holiday has over people. My perfect Thanksgiving would be watching two of the greatest movies ever about importance of family, The Godfather I and II. Show More Summary
In tribute to Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner, the Over Easy community gathers to discuss news of the day of a morning. Happy Chanukah and/or Thanksgiving, or both.
A couple of years ago, I wrote this post covering just a few of the things for which we should not be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Here we are two years on, and there are still a large number of things not to be thankful for and the list does seem to get a bit larger all the time. Show More Summary
Unlike many, Rush Limbaugh found Pope Francis’ rebuke to neoliberalism entirely out of step with Christian values. In fact, Limbaugh claimed it was “pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope.” Which is stunning on a number of levels.
I am spending Thanksgiving with family and will be at home enjoying their company all day while I eat plenty of food. However, there are millions of workers in the United States that will not share my experience. They are victims of a shift in this consumer society. Show More Summary
In an effort both to increase my online privacy and reduce my dependence on companies that give themselves and others access to my computer, I finally decided it was time to install a Linux-based operating system like Ubuntu as my primary OS.
It’s a Thanksgiving Day miracle (if that’s a thing). An Pizza Hut manager, Tony Rohr, that was previously fired for refusing to force employees to work on Thanksgiving has reportedly been offered his job back.