Monthly Archives: March 2011

General Electric and the Banks

So by now you’ve heard that G.E., which generated 5 billion in U.S. profits, didn’t pay any tax on that income (surely if you’ve been coming to the pulpster’s place).  Also galling is that G.E.’s CEO, Jeff Immelt, was appointed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on General Electric and the Banks

Corporate Responsibility

Sometimes they push and push.  The more money they get the more they want and there’s no stopping them.  The funny thing is I grew up assuming that in addition to the profit motive there was a desire to protect … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Corporate Responsibility

Communication

This last year I met a woman who I was perfectly in sync with.  My humor was hers, her kindness, compassion, joy and gentleness was in simpatico with my own.  I rejoiced when I saw her and she repeatedly stated … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Communication

Bob Herbert and a Repeat of Taxes and How the 975 Trumps the 500

Regular readers of this blog have experienced my dismay over the crumbling of the systems that help our information flow and with that flow providing us a chance to understand what those with immense power have planned for our future … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bob Herbert and a Repeat of Taxes and How the 975 Trumps the 500

Taxes and How the 975 Trumps the 500

Sparta.  Taxes.  Spartan Taxes.  As reported on Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show last night and also in an article at the New York Times[i] the giant corporation G.E. (General Electric), paid no federal taxes last year though their United States profits … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Taxes and How the 975 Trumps the 500

The Insider

One of the more amazing things to me is how much time we spend attempting to develop our intellect while at the same time we allow our emotions to go willy-nilly wherever they want.  The result is a bunch of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Insider

Libya

I’m not a booster of getting America involved in military incursions around the world.  But this much I do believe – that if you attack a country ruled by a madman then perhaps you’d better find a way to make … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Libya

Unemployment, Despair and True Worth

I’m warning you in advance that this particular writing is a bit circuitous and it begins with an accident that really isn’t the theme of the writing  But I must begin with the accident as it started the whole train … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Unemployment, Despair and True Worth

An Advocate for the People

As Paul Krugman points out in his article[i] that I have referenced Elizabeth Warren is in a very select handful of people that are concerned and supportive of the people and also effective at what they do.  Perhaps due to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on An Advocate for the People

Workers Rights

Of those current issues centered in the United States the issue of worker’s rights is something that is in the forefront of my mind these days.  While this article is directed toward anyone who is employed in California the same … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Workers Rights