Category Archives: capitalism

No Black Friday For Ken

Every year on Black Friday American consumerism outgrossed the year’s gluttonous excesses, as shoppers descended on the XXXL malls to buy corporate crap at discounted prices. The hoi polloi in the millions fight over wide screen TVs, iPhones, and Barbie dolls. Having never participated in the capitalist frenzy, I left the Fort Greene Observatory on […]

Fugly Americans

When I was young, I shopped at different stores for different gifts. Your choices were delights. The prices were good and the quality guaranteed the products might last six months or more. Sam Walmart and his family has eliminated the corner stores, the main streets of America, and the curio stores by a scorched-earth policy […]

Passe Democracy

Right before I woke this morning, I had a dram about trashing a billionaire’s mansion by driving a small tractor through the rooms. Not looting. Just good old vandalism. People around the world are angry with the status quo and commented on huffingtonpost.com report by Alex Gorlach’s opinion piece ‘Austria Is Just the Beginning of […]

Robo Fast Food

The movement for increased wages for workers has evoked calls for increased robotics in manufacturing and service industries. A former McDonald’s CEO said before a shareholder meeting, “It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient, making $15 an hour bagging french fries.” Classic heartlessness from the […]

120 Years Of Economic Repression