The 1 Percent Has a Dark Plot to Replace American Democracy with an Elite Plutocracy — and It’s Working”>told

Democracy is tough for 1 percenters. They’ve got all that money but, hypothetically, no more voting power than their chauffeur or yacht captain or nanny in a one-person, one-vote democracy. In this one-person, one-vote democracy, though, they’ve got a plan to fix all that for themselves. They’re paying for it. And they’re accomplishing it [3], even though… Continue Reading

Here’s How Kavanaugh’s Dissent in a SeaWorld Case Highlights His Active Disdain for Worker Safety

In his statement to Congress this week during his confirmation hearing, Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his mother taught him that judges must always stand in the shoes of others. Though hardly original or deeply inspirational, it’s not bad advice. The problem is that Kavanaugh never chooses steel-toed work boots. In every case involving workers, Kavanaugh… Continue Reading

Leo Gerard: Labor Day: 24 Hours When Workers Are Recognized as Human

Labor Day recognizes the humanity of workers. It commemorates their year-long efforts with time off dedicated relaxation, family, friends, and barbecues. There’s no holiday for robots, raw materials, or the energy that animates the machines of manufacturing. Because, of course, they’re not human. Somehow, though, business schools and the corporate executives they spit out have… Continue Reading