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Antitrust 0

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 antitrust laws that were designed […]

Politics 4

What Nelson Mandela Means for Us

“He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages.” President Obama could not have been more correct when speaking of the death of one of the greatest statesmen, human rights activists, and leaders to ever grace this planet. Although this quote is a terrible case of plagiarism (see Edwin Stanton’s famous quote upon the death of Lincoln), Nelson […]

Books 0

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 America.  The Jungle is not […]

Politics 2

JFK and His Legacy

In honor of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination this past weekend, I think it’s appropriate to remember the man who stood for so many of the ideals that made America great in the 20th century.  Below are two of his most famous speeches – his inaugural address and what became known as his “Moon Speech.” In his inaugural address, […]

Economy 1

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 preserving freedom at home and […]

Politics 3

What Happened to America?

America used to do great things.  It used to think big.  It used to aim for the stars. John F. Kennedy challenged NASA to put a man on the moon and bring him home alive before the end of the 1960s.  On July 20, 1969, NASA accomplished just that when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon […]