Unequal representation caused problems for Britain in 1776, & will for us soon

Summary: Conservatives belittle concerns about America's increasingly unrepresentative government. Citizens in these big states have 29% the voting weight of small states in the Federal government (even slaves were weighted at 60%). Citizens in cities have less representation than those in rural areas (just as in Britain's 18th century rotten boroughs). Unequal political representation has caused serious … Continue reading Unequal representation caused problems for Britain in 1776, & will for us soon

Why a guaranteed minimum income won’t protect us from the automation wave

Summary: My post A guaranteed minimum income: faux solution for the new industrial revolution sparked discussions in the comments and on Twitter, with some powerful insights and incisive questions. Here are answers to a few of the questions raised. A guaranteed minimum income (GMI) is a powerful tool for fighting poverty. As such it has … Continue reading Why a guaranteed minimum income won’t protect us from the automation wave

Stratfor: Those Who Are (and Are Not) Sheltered From the Panama Papers

Summary: Here is Stratfor's analysis of the Panama Papers, the biggest revelations since Snowden's in 2013. And what we have is probably just the "tip of the iceberg." Those Who Are (and Are Not) Sheltered From the Panama Papers Stratfor, 8 April 2016 Summary On April 3, the Panama Papers hit media outlets around the … Continue reading Stratfor: Those Who Are (and Are Not) Sheltered From the Panama Papers

The GOP budget shows us the New America that lies ahead

Summary: The first budget by the new Republican majority in Congress shows what lies ahead for America. It's another tale of the New America rising on the ruins of the old, as the 1% begins the pursuit phase of the battle against us. These tales are entertainment for the outer party, just exhilaration as they … Continue reading The GOP budget shows us the New America that lies ahead

Steps to make the tech revolution boost America, not just the 1%.

Summary: We're repeating the mistakes of the first 2 industrial revolutions as the wonders of increased productivity go to the 1%, while families in the middle class race like rats to preserve their way of life. Solutions require the same kind of collective political action we've successful accomplished before. We'll get there. We choose how … Continue reading Steps to make the tech revolution boost America, not just the 1%.