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…

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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…

Veteran’s Day Weekend at Arlington National Cemetery

It is a very sobering experience walking through Arlington National Cemetery, especially on Veteran's Day weekend.  The experience is a great reminder of all those who sacrificed to ensure equality, freedom, and peace around the world.  Whether you agreed with the basis for a particular war or not, you cannot deny the bravery, courage, and…