Opinion

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Letter from the heartland: Fried in capitalism's frying pan

At the Liars' Table you need thick skin and working-class sensibilities that the collective good and the common weal will overcome.

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How to tax the rich and audit them too!

Auditors generally do a decent job identifying how much wealthy taxpayers are trying to shortchange Uncle Sam. But they're only examining a fraction of the returns the wealthy file.

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How was it growing up under communism?

Perhaps the best thing of all was the overriding sense of camaraderie. People trusted one another, and what we had we shared.

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Literature in crisis

The USSR was one of the most literate societies, and it was this focus on education that allowed the Soviets to delve into the works of Tolstoy and Pushkin.

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Is full employment possible under capitalism?

By last count, approximately 12 million Americans were officially unemployed. Of those, 4.7 million have been jobless for 27 weeks or longer.

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Global capitalism: The gift that keeps on taking

What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?

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Romney is not a vulture, he’s a parasite

Ever get that creepy feeling you are being followed? In 1969, a friend and I were walking down a street when that spooky feeling crept over me.

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More than a few rotten apples on Wall Street

"The man of great wealth owes a particular obligation to the state," Teddy Roosevelt noted a century ago, "because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government."

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New FBI report slams corporate crooks and ‘cookie jar’ accountants

If anyone doubts there is extensive rot in the so-called U.S. capitalist system, we have an invitation for them: Read the FBI's latest report on corporate criminality.

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How to stop corporate criminality

If you want any more evidence that U.S. corporate executives and financial finaglers are nothing more than crooks in costly suits, all you needed to was right on the front page of The New York Times.

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