Who We Are

Since World War II, we have been a nation that said we were a home for the outcast. It has been our identity in the world; it has been our beacon, a figurative idea made literal by the statue of Lady Liberty that stands roughly 5 miles from where I type this. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

The Rich Are Different Than You and Me

"Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry." ~ The Great Gatsby It feels like this debate over wealth distribution has to be reaching a tipping a point.  Between the Occupy Walls Street Protests, the Republican candidate debates and the release of the report detailing "Trends in the Distribution … Continue reading The Rich Are Different Than You and Me

The Occupation of Wall Street

What is going on in New York and many of the major cities of the country (and some of the smaller ones, too) is, I believe, momentous.  I hope so, at least. Labor and Corporations:  A (Ludicrously) Brief Synopsis As a student of history (specifically, 20th century history), I am worried by the recent trend … Continue reading The Occupation of Wall Street