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democratic institution +/or democracy in the workplace (and market)

So far as I can recall, when Thom has used the phrase "democracy in the workplace" the subject at hand involved unions. Thom has not failed to discuss other forms of democracy in the workplace also, such as collectives etc. Thom's show is actually one of the only ones that discusses this kind of thing at all. I would like to push for a more structured focus on the idea.

Friday, February 18, 2011 TV show on RT TV

I was throughly disgusted with Thom's Friday nite TV show with the 2 conservative guest. I guess what is the most important in today's world and declared winner is who can shout the loudest. Seton Motley and P.J. McCormick showed themselves to be the bullies that they are with no regard to the host or the other guest, Joe Madison. I have to give Mr. Madison credit for not using fisticuffs with these guys. Mr. Madison came across well informed and articulate and with respect. After awhile I wondered if Mr.

a question for academics

Those familiar with academic theory will have some notion of what the term "postmodern" means. My question is "What social processes are revealed within the postmodern social context?" I would like to know what work has been done in this area if anyone can direct me towards it.

The answer appears to be that society itself comprises a dynamic feedback loop, a system of sorts, which demonstrates adaptive and developmental/innovative features.

Death by (of) Alfalfa

Death by Alfalfa

Death by (of) Alfalfa

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced early this year (2011) that they will soon be publishing their lengthy (2300+ page) Environmental Impact Statement which will give final approval in favor of Monsanto for the planting of genetically engineered Roundup Ready alfalfa.

The World's Biggest Hole

February 19

A Capital Idea Part 58: The World's Biggest Hole

In building anything, the material has to come from somewhere. It's not just a matter of the labor involved. It is no different with the metaphorical financial pyramid discussed last time.

Anti-war song

I am responding to the request for anti-was songs: Billy Boy by The Almanac Singers. Thanks!

Get Rid Of The Federal Reserve

I guess you can say that I'm on a crusade to End the Federal Reserve. I really believe that it is time to rethink the way our money is being made and transfered. I agree with Ellen Brown who wrote the book Web Of Debt that the Federal Reserve needs to go. She discusses how we got into this mess of debt and proposes solutions in her book.(see link to her book below).

NPR incessant in mentioning recall efforts against Wisconsin Democrats

Listening to National Public Radio (88.7 FM) this morning was like listening to the kids in the back seat asking “Are we there yet?!, Are we there yet?!, Are we there yet?!,…” only instead of asking whether we had arrived it was information on the recall efforts against State Democratic Senators turned political refugees.

Unions have plenty to be Angry about

Wall Street needs to make restitution to the Countries Unions for selling them fraudulent Mortgage Instruments

Wisconsin Recall Information

Eight of Walker’s Republican allies in the state senate have served at least one year of their current term, however, and thus are eligible for a recall petition right now.

The eight Republicans who can be recalled right now are:

An Almost Beck-Free Friday

Before we get to the fun part of a list of Beck's conspiracies we need to look at Wisconsin. Yes there are evil socialist non-violent protests in Wisconsin and soon in Ohio and every other state that uses unions as scape goats for pinched budgets. Progressives are beginning to find their voice after two years of sitting back and watching the Tea Party parade. This is good, finally. It took the Egyptians 30 years to find their voice so we are ahead of the game.

Who Is The Middle Class?

OK. So the middle class government employees are being crushed by conservatives who want to reign in (not remove or destroy) unions. ...............I am a state employee. I love my pay and benefits. I am a union member. I like my union. ................. I DO have one question for you, Ms. Hartmann. .......... WHO has been paying for us "middle class" state employees reach "middle class" status? (Hint: not businesses and wealthy who get insane tax breaks.... Not people on welfare..

Wisconsin's Mess

Hi All,

Please Contact Your Congressional Representative to Support Rental Assistance Programs

I received an alert from a disability advocacy organization saying that the House of Representatives has a resolution, no doubt from the Republican majority, that would cut a part of HUD's budget called Section 811. This program provides for the development of housing for disabled people and provides rental assistance for seriously disabled, low-income people. The proposed cut in this program could seriously harm disabled people who receive help with being able to pay their rent and live in the community in the least restrictive environment in accordance with the Americans with

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The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.