Papering Over the Rot
Opinion

Papering Over the Rot

The death spiral of the American Empire will not be halted with civility. It will not be halted with the 42 executive orders signed by Joe Biden, however, welcome many are, especially since they can, with a new chief executive, be immediately revoked. It will not be halted by removing Donald Trump, and the crackpot…

The Wolf That Ate Wall Street: US Economy Roars Amid Rising Income Inequality
Opinion

The Wolf That Ate Wall Street: US Economy Roars Amid Rising Income Inequality

As the US stock market continues to set records, and the economy creates millions of new jobs, many Americans are forced to settle for low-paying work and meager benefits. How long can the inequality continue? The sound of popping champagne bottles will soon echo across Manhattan this holiday season as corporate America is in decidedly…

Survival of the Richest
Opinion

Survival of the Richest

Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And this phenomenon of ever more concentrated wealth and power has both Newtonian and Darwinian components to it. In terms of Newton’s first law of motion: those…