Monthly Archives: January 2012

21st Century Robber Barons

from the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University Read  The Party People of Wall Street by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship at

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BPR Quote of the Day: Men in Suits

“Bear in mind, too, that experience has made it painfully clear that men in suits not only don’t have any monopoly on wisdom, they have very little wisdom to offer.” Paul Krugman from Confronting the Malefactors (NY Times, Oct. 6, … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: Celibate Clergy

“A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.” Carl Sagan   

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Howard Zinn on the American Empire

What the classroom didn’t teach me about the American Empire By Howard Zinn originally from, 2008

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How Swedes and Norwegians broke the power of the ‘1 percent’

by George Lakey/ Waging Nonviolence/ Jan. 25, 2012 A march in Ådalen, Sweden, in 1931. While many of us are working to ensure that the Occupy movement will have a lasting impact, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: American Hypocrisy, Part II

“Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?” Kahlil Gibran  

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American Hypocrisy, Part I

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Numbers That Count: Good News For Rich People

LOBBYING Thirty big corporations actually spent more money lobbying the federal government between 2008 and 2010 than they spent in taxes. Altogether, these companies spent $476 million over those three years to lobby Congress (about $400,000 per day, weekends included). … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is So Unpredictable: Who Could Have Known…?

by Arlen Grossman “Too Big to Fail” Wall Street firms caused a worldwide financial crash, the government bailed them out and didn’t break them up, and yet these  companies continue risky investments and reward their executives with outrageously large salaries … Continue reading

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BPR Quote of the Day: The Owners of Government

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.” Franklin D. Roosevelt    

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