Source: Mother Jones
A few months ago Nassim Taleb, author of the Black Swan, an influential book about the crucial importance of unpredictable, unforeseen events on our financial system was asked whether the hundreds of thousands taking to the streets in Greece was a Black Swan event. He replied, “No. The real Black Swan event is that people are … Read More
A rogue Supreme Court seems hellbent on establishing a corporate oligarchy. Congress can’t stop it. Every time Congress or state legislatures tries to curb the power of billionaires or mega corporations the Court slaps them down. Citizens United v. FEC, the recent Supreme Court decision that allowed corporations to spend unlimited sums of money to influence elections is only the most recent step in this process. There will be more. But the shocking decision may be sufficient to galvanize a political movement that can change the rules and ensure our democracy.
We can save our country by adding eight words to the fundamental law of the land, the US Constitution. "Corporations are not persons." "Money is not speech."… Read More
Reclaiming Democracy Means Getting Money Out of Politics by David Morris November 19, 1996 This was the election we learned that money doesn’t just talk, it screams. Campaign spending broke the $1 billion mark. Both political parties sunk to new lows in financial sleaziness. We learned that if you want to handicap an American election all … Read More
He Who Has the Gold Rules by David Morris February 13, 1996 There’s an ominous trend threatening our civic and cultural health. It is an inevitable result of the increasing concentration of print and electronic media into megacorporations. And it reinforces the basic law of money and politics. He who pays the piper calls the tune. … Read More