Articles by mitch-gurney

Disaster Relief in Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy – is it government that is too big or a society that is big enough?

It’s during times like this that as a nation we can join together to help those in need. Doing so speaks of the higher consciousness that a society is capable of manifesting and that we, rightfully so, speak proudly of whenever we do. A society helping those in need is not a demonstration of a government that is too big but of a society big enough to step beyond the self-interest of the individuals that make up that society…

November 1, 2012 ·

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Saw Branch

Romney’s Get Tough on China is BS, Here’s Why!

Romney’s get tough on China is BS and he knows it, he’s merely pandering to a clueless electorate. Most anyone with a basic understanding of the global economy, currency exchange and business alliances forged between U.S multinational corporations and China can perhaps figure out how his rhetoric rings hollow…

October 19, 2012 ·

Politics

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Big_Bad_Wolf

Republicans are Thelma and Democrats are Louise

We’re long overdue for busting up the monopoly this bogus two-party has over our political system and our legislative processes. The Democratic Party dates back to 1790 while the Republican Party dates back to 1854 and that’s long enough...

June 26, 2012 ·

Politics

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Thelma&LouiseOveraCliff

End corporate rule over politics and legalize democracy now

Corporate and special interest control over Washington is out of control and it’s time to end it now and legalize democracy...support The Fair Elections Now Act and Move to Amend…

May 25, 2012 ·

Politics

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CorporatePersonhood

Why Americans Hate Congress

It's no wonder congress has been polling so low. Since the internet was invented, Americans are starting to find out just how congress really works…did congress actually have to pass a (watered-down) law forbidding them to conduct insider trading on the stock market? Members of congress (as well at state legislatures, governors, etc.) are already above the law on almost everything else as it is now. They certainly don't lead by example, so why are they called our "leaders"…

May 4, 2012 ·

Politics

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Congress

Truth or Consequences in the Budgetary Class War Waged in Congress

The reality is that many of our elected officials no longer believe they are answerable to the people; that the Constitution is merely an outdated piece of paper; and that we the people are largely simpletons whom they mock with their political spin and tales – their smug demeanor evident all the way to the bank. And sadder still is that we mostly prove them correct as we habitually fall along our divisive party lines. Mitch Gurney

May 1, 2012 ·

Politics

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The Master Of Disaster

The Engineering of Labor Markets

We hear a lot today about "structural unemployment" in America, the notion being that unemployment in America today is related to workers not having the right set of skills for the available jobs in the economy. There is some truth to this, but the reason for this has nothing to do with any inherent realities of a modern economy, it has to do with how American capitalists have intentionally engineered the global labor markets...

April 11, 2012 ·

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Foxconn’s Tycoon CEO Pledges Increasing Workers Depression Era Wages

Foxconn's Tycoon Chairman Gou acknowledges that even “salaries in Brazil are higher” than in China, and pledges to keep increasing wages. While on the campaign trail, when politicians promise to “bring America back” and “bring jobs back to America” they are making old world promises that no longer apply in a globalized one world economy. And they know it. Globalization has been and continues to be a corporate and bipartisan project.

April 6, 2012 ·

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Will Foxconn & Apple Deliver on Promises?

Apple and Foxconn recently announced an agreement to improve wages and working conditions at factories accused of being sweatshops. But will Foxconn, under scrutiny for labor violations for several years, deliver on their promises? Foxconn has 1 million workers and China’s toy manufacturers have 4 million workers that primarily manufacture American brands earning about $1.20 per hour. Reflecting back on history, the battle to standardize global working conditions and wages will prove a long one for sure. Meanwhile factory workers in the U.S earn from $8.15 to $17.86 an hour. Basic math alone should dispel the myth that American companies don’t outsource for cheaper labor…

March 31, 2012 ·

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Corporate/Elitist Welfare vs. Personal Welfare – An In-Depth Analysis

A glaring contradiction exists in which some conservatives take issue with welfare for the needy but not for the wealthy or corporations…they hate these programs because they believe they create freeloaders and that people should fend for themselves, except for the wealthy and corporations of course… Consequently their mantra is welfare creates freeloaders and demand the programs be cut…but seldom do they demand cuts to subsidies that benefit the wealthy and corporations nor even acknowledge the existence of the corporate welfare system.

January 12, 2012 ·

Politics

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