Poll: Government Does Too Little to Help Regular People; Too Much for the Rich

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 11:57 am

This particular poll result from Pew Research does a very good job of encapsulating the mood of the country and revealing why the 99 percent movement has managed to gain so much steam over the past month and a half. In these economic hard times strong majorities say that the government doesn’t do enough for [...]

How to Have Private Conversations with Powerful Pols

By: Wednesday February 23, 2011 3:23 pm

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s (R) immediate and lengthy private conversation with Ian Murphy of Buffalo Beast pretending to be a Koch brother is a great reminder of the incredibly easy two-step process for how to get a powerful politician to listen to your thoughts and concerns. Step 1: Donate millions of dollars directly and indirectly [...]

In America, There Are Three Forms of Political Corruption, and Only One Is Really Illegal

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 4:59 pm

The bane of any functioning government system is corruption. Corruption doesn’t just cause unfair and poor allocation of resources, it eventually undermines faith in the government. This, in turn, can create an extremely destructive, self-reinforcing, downward spiral, eventually undermining the entire system. The frightening thing for America is that there exists three main forms of [...]

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