Tag Archives: corporations

Occupy Wall Street: Too Big To Fail?

October 17, 2011

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The combination of Occupy Wall Street and Social media may mark the end of the invisible hand. With the rise of crowd sourcing and location-based services it could be that the consumer actually solves the economic crisis. It would mean a paradigm shift from the losing battle of employee vs employer to “the customer is […]

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Rick Perry jabs Occupy Wall Street at Value Voters Summit

October 8, 2011

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He may not have addressed it directly but Rick Perry referred to the Occupy Wall Street movement in his latest address to the Value Voters Summit. You know Liberals are now pointing the finger of blame at successful employers under the guise of fairness, but when they utter phrases like “fair share” you just know, heh, they’re […]

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Occupy Austin “This movement is about Democracy”

October 7, 2011

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I returned to #OccupyAustin about dusk. The occupiers had grown in number to over 1,000 and the atmosphere was festive. The crowd skewed young but was at least as diverse as the city itself. There were impromptu sing-a-longs, home made signs and lots of folks who were clearly there out of curiosity. I walked into City Hall which […]

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Why we tax the rich- for dummies

October 4, 2011

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Why should we tax the rich? Its a question that reminds me of a childhood argument I had with my parents every time they bought me a new pair of shoes. I wanted the latest (and most expensive) Nike tennis so they would always remind me of how much it cost to make them, how much […]

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Class Warfare: Do we have to pick sides?

September 19, 2011

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We are hearing a lot about “job creators” but what about “wealth creators”? Those are the many hands that perform the jobs and create the wealth that gets funneled to the top and fails to trickle down. It isn’t about over-taxation, its about labor costs and the American middle-class standard of living is just too […]

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State Department holds hearing on Keystone XL Pipeline but is Anyone Listening?

September 14, 2011

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Major publications coast to coast are discussing the implications of the Keystone tarsands pipeline that will dead-end in Southeast Texas. Despite the national fervor the State Department will only hold hearings along the proposed route.  Texans have been granted 2 opportunities voice concerns, one in Austin and the other in Port Arthur. I am working alongside the Sierra Club and internationally […]

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Not so smooth…like Keystone XL

August 30, 2011

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“It’s not the easiest thing on Earth for law-abiding folk to come to risk arrest,” –Bill McKibben Environmentalist/protest organizer Born and raised in Southeast Texas I can attest that a new pipeline is hardly worthy of a headline. This is different, and even with a notable amount of national media attention it is still proving difficult to […]

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That First Step – Citizens REunited

August 23, 2011

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I’ve been wanting to restart my blog again for a while now. Many factors have led to my procrastination not excluding the hours berating pundits on cable news. I think my point of view is fair and balanced but not just because I say it is. I do my best to site my sources but […]

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