Consumers as Private Attorney Generals

One of the biggest problems with the modern U.S. economy is the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few.  When wealth is highly concentrated, it becomes almost impossible for small, independent producers to compete in the marketplace.  The Department of Justice does not always do their job when it comes to enforcing the…

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Book Review: The Jungle

Many people read this book in high school, and if they didn't, they should now.  Not only is Upton Sinclair a phenomenal writer, but he's also an inspiring political activist.  At a time when workers had little to no rights, protections, or collective bargaining abilities, Sinclair brought cultural awareness to the food production epidemic in…

Wall Street Accountability – Part 2

As mentioned in the previous Wall Street post, Part 2 will focus on the various bubbles that occurred throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. At the end of the 1990s, the investment banks fueled a massive bubble of internet stocks.  A bubble, as referenced in "Part 1", is an overvaluation of security prices that…

Wall Street Accountability – Part 1

Today we remember our veterans.  We remember those who served and continue to serve our great country, the United States of America.  As I mentioned in my post yesterday, our country would not be what it is today without the bravery and courage of our veterans. While we honor our veterans and thank them for…