Shame is that queasy feeling you get when you realize you've done something improper, ridiculous... or just flat-out contemptible. But it's socially invaluable, for feeling ashamed is a built-in jerk alarm, keeping most of us from doing the same embarrassing thing again.
What's in a name? By definition, the name of a person, place, or thing is its personal designation... a distinct way of being known to others. Unless, of course, it's the opposite – a label meant to disguise who or what a person or thing really is. In other words, a fake name.
In CorporateWorld, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don't wring their hands and try to dodge the issue. No-sir-ee, the chief gets paid the big bucks to step forward confidently and seize control... by ringing up the company's PR consultants and having them try to dodge the issue.
How much are you paying Amazon? I don't mean how much you're shelling out for stuff you bought, but how much you and your neighbors are simply giving to this huge and uber-rich on-line retailer.
It's practically unanimous: Nine out of 10 establishment economists agree that America's solid job growth and the low unemployment rate truly mak- ours "The Land of Opportunity."
Workers of America, rejoice! As our nation celebrates Labor Day with backyard cookouts, fun at the beach, or simply kicking back in a La-Z-Boy and doing several rounds of 12-ounce elbow bends – we can all take comfort in the happy news that our economy is whizzing!
The US postal system has 30,000 outlets serving every part of America it employs 630,000 people in good middle-class jobs, and it proudly delivers letters and packages clear across the country for a pittance. It’s a jewel of public service excellence.
Monopolies are not merely un-American, they're virulently anti-American, suppressing our fundamental values of fairness and opportunity for all.
America's political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war. Not our country's many military clashes with foreign nations – but our own unending war for democracy in the USA.
Donald Trump bragged in 2016 that, "I know words – I have the best words."
Many Americans can’t believe that political coups are part of our country’s history – but consider from the Wall Street Putsch of 1933.
The Koch brothers extremist political agenda of empowering multinational corporation’s to reign as sovereigns over the majority will of the people has always been inextricably entwined with the profiteering agenda of their wholly-owned, $100-billion-a-year, industrial conglomerate.
Insanity reigns. The inmates are now officially in charge of the national asylum. Hidebound Donald Trump partisans keep insisting that their man is not certifiably insane, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
We Americans believe everyone has a right to have their day in court. Right?
Before major news organizations pronounce someone dead, they ought to check the person's pulse.
Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work. So, meet HUD Secretary, Ben Carson, a quiet but bloodstained commandante in General Trump’s relentless war against poverty-stricken Americans.
Generalissimo Trump (whose nom de guerre is “El Donaldo,” the mucho macho presidente of the USA) is personally directing the hostilities in this assault on – surprise! – the USA.
Multibillionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, want to supplant America's core democratic principle of majority rule...
The Koch Brothers believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many – so, for decades, they've been running a surreptitious assault on the rules that protect the majority of us from their abuse.
Workplace exploitation is at least as old as the industrial revolution. But rather than using whips to make the assembly lines move ever-faster, today's corporate exploiters use technology, devious work schedules, and lobbyists to extract more work from employees – for less pay.
The US postal system has 30,000 outlets serving every part of America it employs 630,000 people in good middle-class jobs, and it proudly delivers letters and packages clear across the country for a pittance. It's a jewel of public service excellence.
Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, imperiousness, and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos.
“Greed is good,” proclaimed Gordon Gekko, lead character in a 1987 film lampooning the low ethics of the high finance barons of Wall Street.
It's been pointed out that Donnie Trump has unusually small hands... but who cares?
President Trump is said to see himself as a sort of Teddy Roosevelt. TR, however, was known as a trust buster, while DT has become known as a trust hugger.