American History and Greed

Anyone who tends to hold a diminished view of the capacity that greed holds to distort morality need only look to the history of the American continent.  And I mean way back,  before the 1400’s when the Europeans arrived.  I’m eyeing a book called 1491,  which is an archeological/sociological survey of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus,  and it Continue Reading

January 18, 2008: Bill Moyers talks with David Cay Johnston

BILL MOYERS: Are you agreeing with Ronald Reagan that government is not the solution; government is the problem? DAVID CAY JOHNSTON: Well, there are lots of problems with the government. I’ve spent my life exposing all sorts of problems with government. But government is fundamentally essential. Government is what creates for us civilization. We created this country so that we Continue Reading

Executive Chefs for Corporate Feeding Frenzy

One of the best descriptions I’ve heard for the functioning of governments such as this Bush-and-Co. version (which I often refer to as "money launderers"), is given here by Naomi Klein in a conversation with John Cusack: So the scandal isn’t Blackwater or Halliburton or Exxon; it’s the vision of politics we have been living with since Reagan that holds Continue Reading

Brits leave Basra, violence drops

The change can be summed up in 4 simple words: troops leave, violence drops As the deafening hubbub of propaganda drowns out every attempt to talk real policy change on Iraq, this simple descriptive formula–troops leave, violence drops–cuts through it all. How 4 Words From Basra Will Change Everything DUHHHH ,  Bush! DUHHH Cheney!  Of course,  they don’t really give Continue Reading