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February 28, 2011

“Inside Job” Wins The Oscar

Filed under: films — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:23 am

Director Charles Ferguson pointed out in his acceptance speech last night that three years after the stock market crash the guilty parties are still walking free.  Who’s running the government?

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We’re All Part Of Madison

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:48 am

Tom Dispatch talks about connections between the Middle East and Wisconsin and between here and Madison.  Meanwhile the pizzas keep arriving for the demonstrators.

https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:25612.6975797982/rid:641a8ac9587ff8dba51f9d7beab44d8a

February 27, 2011

The House That Jeter Built

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:17 am

Yankee baseball player Derek Jeter has built a $7.7 million home in Tampa.  He’s a good  ballplayer, but he must be making a good deal more than the $67,000 the average New Jersey public school teacher gets.  Why is Governor Christie so upset?  He did his best by lowering taxes on the wealthy last month.  Now he’s taking away healthcare and pensions from those uppity teachers.  If only they could hit a hanging curve.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/sports/baseball/27jeter.html?_r=1&ref=sports

Corbett vs. The Environment

Filed under: environment — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:00 am

These are the first natural gas policies the Corbett Administration has trotted out, and they are clearly bad for the environment.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11056/1127950-113.stm

Events Of Interest

Filed under: Events of Interest — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:31 am

All events are free and open to the public unless tagged otherwise.

April 4 – Monday – 4:30pm.  Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death.  Independence Hall (6th and Market) rain or shine.

April 4 – Monday – 6:30pm.  Monthly vigil for peace.  Corner of Lancaster and Bryn Mawr Avenues, Bryn Mawr.  7pm planning meeting in Community Center behind Ludington Library.

April 16 – Saturday – 9:30am-1pm. Domestic effects of pentagon spending and spending cuts.  Jo Comerford, National Priorities Project.  Roundtable.  Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut Street (enter 37th street side).

February 26, 2011

It’s The Inequality, Stupid

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:22 am

This article will tell you just about all you need to know about inequality in the American economy.  For example: 2007-2009,   Wall Street profits were up 720%, unemployment was up 102%, home equity was down 35%.   Great graphs.

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph

A New Day Coming In Madison

Filed under: economics — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:01 am

February 25, 2011

Psychological Operations On Congressmen?

Filed under: American Empire — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:01 am

First of all, using psychological operations on congressmen assumes some brain there to work with.  But the Army is trying it anyway.  And if you worry about Rolling Stone magazine being the source for this story, remember what they did to General MacChrystal.

February 21, 2011

What’s A Maybach Worth Anyway?

Filed under: economics — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:55 pm

This article is about wealth inequality.  It is about what you can do with a billion dollars.  You may have friends who make that kind of money in a year.  They could buy you a Maybach.

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2011020612/understanding-extreme-incomewealth-gap

February 20, 2011

The Budget Is A Moral Document

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:26 am

Someone said the budget is a moral document.  In today’s NY Times, Bob Herbert talks about what the budget-cutters and Obama are going to do to our poorer brothers and sisters.  The President’s budget director, Jacob Lew, said in The New York Times: “The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.”  The President should listen to him.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/opinion/20herbert.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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