What happens when the banks stay closed (Cyprus edition)

Don says: I'm sure the "powers that be" are busy buying up properties and companies in Cyprus right now, as happened here with the real estate collapse. Prices will be fixed beyond the reach of the middle class, impoverishing the masses. So don't fear, all is proceeding according to plan. 🙂 "The time to buy …

Why the Rich Don’t Give to Charity

I thought this was quote-worthy: Last year, Paul Piff, a psychologist at UC Berkeley, published research that correlated wealth with an increase in unethical behavior: “While having money doesn’t necessarily make anybody anything,” Piff later told New York magazine, “the rich are way more likely to prioritize their own self-interests above the interests of other people.” They are, …

No Budget Deal on the Backs of the Elderly, the Children, the Sick and the Poor

We demand a budget that makes sure that the wealthiest Americans and most profitable corporations pay their fair share. via Send a Message to President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner: No Budget Deal on the Backs of the Elderly, the Children, the Sick and the Poor. | Friends of …

Chris Hedges quote

We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy -- Chris Hedges Don't forget judges, CEOs and "regulatory" agencies!