How the corpocrats are killing our culture as well as our economy

Sam Smith It’s becoming more widely understood that America’s corpocracy has badly damaged the middle class, greatly weakened the labor unions that helped create it, grossly diverted wealth to the top of society, overpaid its executives and underpaid its employees, hidden its profits in tax free offshore havens, transferred large number of jobs to other … Continue reading How the corpocrats are killing our culture as well as our economy

The Sterling case and the Green Bay Packers

Sam Smith - My weekly appearance on the Mark Thompson Sirius XM Show (Mondays 8pm Channel 127) was entirely occupied last night talking about the Donald Sterling case, mostly in conversation with listeners. My argument in part was that we gave too much attention to individual incidents like this and not enough to the culture … Continue reading The Sterling case and the Green Bay Packers

Ted Cruz: Another member of the gradocracy

Sam Smith Faithful readers the Review know of our view that America’s inability to deal with its problems is not just a matter of politics; it is heavily related to the rise in our government of can be called a gradocracy – government by the higher degree in which data, process, theoretical allegiance, regulatory complexity … Continue reading Ted Cruz: Another member of the gradocracy

Why did gays win while blacks & latinos lost?

The recent Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and voting rights is a strong reminder of the hazards of ignoring class and culture in thinking about politics. We tend to consider these things one dimensionally as if the Supreme Court was only deciding law - and not culture, class and politics. As if the only … Continue reading Why did gays win while blacks & latinos lost?

Confessions of a vision impaired stakeholder with dubious managment practices embarking on an ill-defined mission

Sam Smith 2009 Have pity on me. Say a prayer. Drop a penny in the pond on my behalf. In a few days I have to go to a non-profit's strategic planning meeting. It's a great organization that does great things, but - like so many non-profits - it periodically seeks to cleanse and refresh … Continue reading Confessions of a vision impaired stakeholder with dubious managment practices embarking on an ill-defined mission

ABORTION & RECIPROCAL LIBERTY

Sam Smith An interesting and troubling debate lurks just behind the headlines as the possibility increases that the Freedom of Choice act, which legislates what the Supreme Court established as a right, will becomes law. The problem is that the act would probably require hospitals that receive federal funds to perform abortions, including Catholic ones. … Continue reading ABORTION & RECIPROCAL LIBERTY