Gullible’s Travels

by Debra Kozikowski         Two weeks ago, buried on page A4 of my local Sunday newspaper was a story about President Obama pushing for a credit card bill that would save American consumers from a small piece of the greed exhibited by our bailout grabbing, money grubbing banking credit card industry. This week, change [...]

This, Too, Is What Democracy Looks Like

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Protest demonstrations are planned for April 11 to demand real structural change in the financial services industry.  “If it’s too big to fail, it’s too big to exist. Dismantle the power of the financial elite and make policies that keep a new crop from springing up, ” says a petition to [...]

A Short Course in Journalism

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Journalism — which is supposed to involve accurate and perceptive reporting — is one of the keystones of a successful democracy. People who don’t know what’s really going on can’t make informed voting decisions, let alone tell their elected representatives how they want to be represented. I could make the argument [...]

On Class Warfare and the Auto Industry

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson In late November, CEOs of the three major US automakers, accompanied by the president of the United Autoworkers, came to Congress to ask for $25 billion in aid. Two of the three said they faced bankruptcy if the aid didn’t come by the end of the year. Congress sent them home [...]