Detroit: What Happened?
Detroit has the image of a third world city. I get the whole automotive industry shift, but every didn’t work at GM. What happened? Since 1974 you’ve lost over a half a million people. Your poverty rate is over 25%. As of 2007 your high school graduation rate was under 25%. Yet you’re spending over $11,000 per kid. Not too mention, your pro sports teams aren’t that...
How is collective bargaining a birth right? Maybe it is, but I just think that’s a little too specific for a right. For example, we have the right to free speech which implies that we have the right to produce a record that slurs another race, or something to that effect. Instead of fighting for the right to collective bargain, aren’t the protests in Wisconsin more about the right to...
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bmichael: Writing about pop music is generally kind of exciting; it’s as exciting as painting a room and not waiting around for it to dry, at least. One of the best things is, either because of how the mind works (a la the transcendental aesthetic, shout out Kant), or because that’s just how reality…
Koch Brothers: Oh No!
I just learned that there are two rich brothers participating in politics. This is unheard of! According to some (the dejour media insider expert), the Koch Brothers are secretly managing the efforts of the Tea Party. I thought I heard a voice whispering for me to reread the Constituion and Federalist Papers. Maybe all of my conservative policy positions have been formed by these two guys, I...
Wisconsin Protests: An Opinion
It odd, people protesting for their pay. Why not do the best job you can and ask for a raise. If you don’t feel like you’re earning what you want, walk. But unions and protests aside, what’s happening in Wisconsin is just wrong: teachers using sick time protest the government’s desire to change aspects of their benefit contributions and negotiating powers. First, unions...
Sticking Your Neck Out
Ouch! Just sat in a meeting in which someone stuck their neck out, way out, made a decision way out. I dig it. It’s important to do it, every now and then. I had her back but she’s living by the sword and, well you know. Let’s see how it works out. Good luck with that!
Wisconsin: Greece or Egypt?
Okay, so American’s are starting to join the protest’s around the world. Glenn Beck “rally” was an event but what’s happening in Wisconsin is different, it’s personal. I’m always for people organizing to fight for their rights. 1) Are the teachers in Wisconsin like the Egyptians, trying to overthrow a tyrannical government. Or 2) Is the Wisconsin...
Unionized Government Workers
I don’t understand what’s happening in Wisconsin. Why are people protesting? What’s worrisome is that government employees can unionize. I thought unions were to protect workers from tyrannical corporations? Just confused, more research needed.
NFL, Money, and Strikes
Interesting perspective, well not so interesting, just flawed liberalism. Players go on strike but owners are the ones holding hostage. No one forces players to play or people to watch. It’s a game and a business, rich people are going after what they feel is their share of the pie. As for me, if they shut down the NFL there’s always other sports.
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