Peace and freedom through communication

Inequality illustrated

And try to vote for the lesser evil

Making democracy safe for capitalism

Quote of the day

Paul Krugman properly mocked the financial elite and their retainers in his Sunday Opinion piece:

It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America’s direction. Yet the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich in general, and politicians and pundits who reliably serve the interests of the wealthiest hundredth of a percent.

And this reaction tells you something important — namely, that the extremists threatening American values are what F.D.R. called “economic royalists,” not the people camping in Zuccotti Park.

John Sherffius