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The “We are the 99 percent” movement – the Left’s answer to the Tea Party?

In 2010, the tea party emerged from a mass of disorganized, grumbles and frustrations focused on Washington’s largess and Wall street’s perceived excesses and excessive influence in our nation’s capitol. The GOP embraced their frustrations and helped coalesce their complaints into an effective “party” that came to represent the demands of the far right of … Continue reading

Gladwell on The Brooklyn Nets, NBA economics and American Inequality

There’s a great article by Malcolm Gladwell on Grantland entitled “The Nets and NBA Economics” that I had to share. Here’s an excerpt that really struck me: “One of the great forgotten facts about the United States is that not very long ago the wealthy weren’t all that wealthy. Up until the 1960s, the gap … Continue reading