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.
Perhaps the best thing of all was the overriding sense of camaraderie. People trusted one another, and what we had we shared.
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.
By last count, approximately 12 million Americans were officially unemployed. Of those, 4.7 million have been jobless for 27 weeks or longer.
What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?
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.
"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."
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.
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.
"Casino Capitalism," driven by the unbridled greed of the one percent, caused the current crisis.