Our Financial System is Broken

How much more evidence do we need, to say that our financial system is broken.  Case in point – the recent Facebook IPO.  Here’s another example of how Wall Street and the major financial institutions took advantage of the average citizen with a ridiculously over-valued offering price for Facebook.  It started out at $38 per … Read more

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Proposed Occupy Wall Street Manifesto

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement is being criticized in the public media for not having a unified manifesto.  Here’s a proposal: 1. We want legislation enacted that would reinstate the provisions of the Glass-Steagall Act (The Banking Act of 1933) separating the activities of commercial banks, investment banks, bank holding companies, and insurance companies. 2. … Read more

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A multi-party political system represents the people

How much longer should the U.S.A. struggle with the two party system, i.e. Democrat or Republican? I hope that people will look beyond their borders and take a look at what’s happening in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.  The multi-party political systems in these countries sometimes make it necessary to form a coalition government. … Read more

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I expect our leaders to lead

I want my elected representatives to lead, to represent the people, to be statesmen and not politicians. I want our elected officials to build peaceful alliances with other countries.  I don’t want them to build relationships with other nations to serve the needs of special interest groups or the capitalistic desires of corporations.  Let the … Read more

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