" POLICY is uncorrelated with public attitudes, and closely correlated with corporate interests. Elsewhere he showed that about 70 percent of the population has no influence on policy—they might as well be in some other country. And as you go up the income and wealth level, the impact on public policy is greater—the rich essentially get what they want.
Q. Noam, the unthinkable has happened: In contrast to all forecasts, Donald Trump scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton, and the man that Michael Moore described as a "wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath" will be the next president of the U.S. In your view, what were the deciding factors that led American voters to produce the biggest upset in the history of U.S. politics?
A. Noam Chomsky
Property tax for education; is it needed funding?
I heard Thom rant again on this topic, and he may be right, and then again wrong.
He assumes that rich districts pay for well paid schools, while poorer districts have less funded schools, therefore, funding for schools via property taxes should be eliminated.
Nice rant Thom, but there are other factors to consider.
I don't have the same history experience as Thom, so I can't come to the same conclusion.
Mr Obama was rarely called "President Obama". He was referred to as "Obama" or "Mr. Obama."
I am hearing trump referred to as "President Trump" almost every single time. Could people start just saying trump, and please note I am not even capitalizing the name.
“The Morgans, Rockefellers and their ilk had captured the industrial revolution that dominated the U.S. after the Civil War. The farmers of the South and West fought back with a grass-roots social movement…They formed the People’s Party. Its socialistic platforms demanded public ownership of the major financial institutions, including banks, railways, power utilities and other private monopolies that were crushing the public well-being.”
Those of you who are paid to follow Trump disregard. If you are not a supporter of Donald Trump and yet cling to his tweets, unfollow immediately; the loss of followers will be a major blow to the "baby tyrant's" ego. (That's a 70s pop pysch term.) Let Mr. Hartmann keep you informed. This also applies to Facebook and other "socio-media."
I'm trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy developed by the late Dr. Albert Ellis. Tom's guest today said what I've been I’ve been saying for years. Millions of people are needlessly creating anxiety disorders in themselves. Millions were encourage to do just that by Trump before the election, and that's why they voted for him, and why those who didn't might be making themselves anxious. (Please note how I phrase that)
So I’d like to offer ways to stop doing that.
Progress is bring made on my new album. Six more songs to go, two of which are halfway done
A Venture capitalist or any entrepreneur could develop a factual version of Wikipedia.
There is more of a market for the Truth than fiction.
Instead of building a Wall, build some bridges
Everyone would support Bridge building
During this past National Parks Week, I took some time to think of how our N
We have had bullying spewing forth from the highest office before, though rarely as much as with the Orange Turd. "Orange Turd?" I have never gone 'there' with any president before, not even W. who I loathed. But I am going there with Trump.