Day: November 20, 2012

Extremely Rich Wall Street CEO Wants Americans To Work Longer

By Pat Garofalo, ThinkProgress.org Lloyd Blankfein — evidently taking a break from doing “god’s work” as the CEO of Wall Street behemoth Goldman Sachs — told CBS News’ Scott Pelley that he believes the retirement age needs to be raised because “in general, entitlements have to be slowed down and contained“: BLANKFEIN: You’re going to have to undoubtedly do somethingContinue reading

Does Capitalism Breed Hate?

Inside the Psyche of the 1% by DON FITZ Do the rich and super-rich tend to be psychopaths, devoid of guilt or shame?  Are the 1% lacking in compassion?  Does their endless accumulation of possessions actually bring them little to no happiness?  To each of these, the answer is “yes” — but a very qualified “yes” with lots of subtleties. Continue reading

The Dust bowl: lessons unlearned

What caused the Dust Bowl? Much of the planet may soon become a gigantic dust bowl plunging not millions but billions of humans and nonhumans into an abyss of unprecedented misery. The answer: Ignorance • Everybody for himself. • Greed. • An ineffectual, slow-to-respond government. • UNCHECKED PREDATORY CAPITALISM, And finally, nature itself.. But nature should not be blamed, cannotContinue reading