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tim-fleming's picture
Apr.10.2014
    Much of what ails society today is the proliferation of sociopaths.  I’m not just talking about hardened criminals either; sociopaths are everywhere, in all walks of life.  In fact, the traits they possess are the very traits which impel one to succeed and rise to positions...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Sep.23.2013
The Ivan G. Goldman Interview by Karl Wolff Posted on September 23, 2013, Driftless Area Review I reviewed Ivan Goldman’s Sick Justice: Inside the American Gulag for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. It was a rare occasion for a book I reviewed to score a perfect 10. In this...
clinton-fein's picture
Nov.05.2012
In a free society, perhaps most sacred is the right to vote. An opportunity for your voice to be heard. This is not the time to be cynical, and take it from one of the biggest there is. I'm under no illusions, of course. By and large, the presidency is simply a figurehead position of our...
monty-heying's picture
Aug.26.2012
Greed is addictive. The adrenaline from a dose of "success" creates desire for another and another in a destructive self-propelled spiral, like the So-called Subprime Mortgage Crisis. How many crises does it take   to prove regulatory controls protect capitalism? Every time they've been...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.30.2012
Have you got it yet? The Surreal Season Headache-and-a-Half? I start to feel my SSHH! when the presidential election campaigns ramps up during the summer before the election, and the pounding doesn’t usually stop till November at the earliest. It’s an overdose of surrealism, plain and simple:...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jun.07.2012
If the question had been put outright, my friend and I agreed, a supermajority would have voted on our side:Do you want to live in a nation where a few ultra-rich individuals own as much as everyone else put together, have carte blanche to use their wealth to shape public policy, yet feel...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jun.04.2012
Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and globalization critic, has a must-read essay in the current Vanity Fair, excerpted from his forthcoming book. He analyzes the consensus among plutocrats that our ever-widening wealth disparity is a jolly good thing,...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Nov.28.2011
     What are we to make of the frenzied Black Friday mobs wielding elbows and even pepper spray as they scramble for merchandise? It relates directly to George Carlin's brilliant rap about 'stuff,' but takes it a step farther. These people want the stuff so badly they to line up...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Nov.19.2010
We are suffering from an epidemic distortion of reality, the byproduct of commercial media addiction to shock and awe. What are we going to do about it? I recommend an immediate moratorium on believing the sensational garbage blasted through the mediaverse simply to sell airtime; and a reality-...