The true costs of Reagan and extreme capitalism

Sam Smith, 2004 - Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of that remarkable moment when this country began to turn its back on values that had sustained it throughout its first two centuries - values that included balancing power and wealth with concern for, cooperation with, and compassion towards others in the community we … Continue reading The true costs of Reagan and extreme capitalism

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 real World War III: Corporations vs. nationhood

Sam Smith The recent IMF loans to Ukraine with their dictatorial provisions are one more example of the world’s concealed great war, which is to say the massive invasion of nationhood by corporations. Far more dangerous than any current military threat, corporations have already taken huge territories, legal and financial as well as geographical. Our … Continue reading The real World War III: Corporations vs. nationhood

Eternal fundamentals of leadership (Rev. 8/14/11)

Sam Smith I have been trying to understand the new eternal fundamentals of leadership according to the likes of Michelle Rhee, Arne Duncan and others who see government and non-profits as badly in need of corporate principles. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far. Please copy it promptly as I may be laid off … Continue reading Eternal fundamentals of leadership (Rev. 8/14/11)

We all live in a Mafia neighborhood now

Sam Smith Opponents of the Supreme Court case that unleashed corporate funding of campaigns have largely concentrated on its effects upon elections. But it is becoming ever more clear that the Citizens United decision is corrupting the daily work of legislators every day at every level in American politics and can fairly be described as … Continue reading We all live in a Mafia neighborhood now