Zillionaire Nick Hanauer to his Fellow Zillionaires

Re: Pitchforks Let’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the [Read More...]

It is so important to punish the poor

Especially poor mothers and children.  A nation awash in porn, but let a mother breastfeed her child and suddenly the League of Puritanical Purity is out in force to grind their faces in the dirt. [Read more...]

James of Jerusalem, Class Warrior

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure * for the [Read More...]

Who Even Knows *What* the Pope is Talking About?

Pope Francis writes these mysterious and inexplicable words: 53. Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that [Read More...]

One Nation, Under Mammon…

…with libertinism for the rich and draconian punishment for the weak. [Read more...]

Caesar Steps in…

…to save his dear good friend Mammon.  I was *so* worried that the uber-wealthiest, fresh from getting our bailout money, might have to contribute to the common good, but thanks to Caesar they are spared the hundred billion they might have owed. I’ll bet the hungry homeless guy doing a 15 year stay in prison for [Read More...]

Scribble Protests in Water Soluble Chalk on the Sidewalk Outside a Bank

Face prison for 13 years from judge who forbids you to mention free speech. Destroy WaMu with your incompetence, get $64,000,000 reward. [Read more...]

For Debate

Reader Dan C (who, to head off Thing that Used to Conservatism Class War ad hominem, is not poor [he's a doctor] and is not “driven by class envy”) offers the following proposition: Wealth creates immorality. No one is attending to this. Possession and greed dominate a market system. Wealth, more than welfare, is the [Read More...]