S&P Says Microsoft More Creditworthy than US Government

Date: 12 Aug 2011 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Two days after Standard and Poor’s downgraded US government bonds, David Llewellyn-Smith, writing in The Sydney Morning Herald noted, “We now face the ludicrous circumstance in which the United States government holds … a lower (credit) rating than Microsoft, despite … Read More

The State of the Union President Obama Should Have Given

Date: 26 Jan 2011 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 5 Facebooktwitterredditmail

I started to write a comment on President Obama’s State of the Union Address, and the Republican Party’s responses. But I quickly realized the difficulties in having to comment on someone else’s narrative. I’d end up with, at best, a worthy critique when what I wanted was an alternative narrative. So I decided to write one. … Read More

ACORN deserves an apology, too

Date: 27 Jul 2010 | posted in: equity, From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Shirley Sherrod has her job back and a presidential apology. ACORN is still waiting. The cases are remarkably similar. Both Sherrod and ACORN were demonized by highly edited videos appearing on right-wing websites and widely publicized by Fox News and … Read More

ACORN: Federal Government’s Best Investment Ever

Date: 23 Sep 2009 | posted in: equity, From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

To understand the current attacks on ACORN, and the organization itself, we need to go back more than 60 years, to the 1930s and the New Deal, when for the first time, the federal government accepted responsibility for directly helping … Read More

Would Republicans Destroy Even Good Government Programs?

Date: 21 Nov 1995 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Would Republicans Destroy Even Good Government Programs? by David Morris November 21, 1995 When President Clinton assumed office he promised to reinvent government by making it smaller, more efficient and more responsive. Washington skeptics laughed. Undaunted, Bill Clinton and Vice … Read More