6 mins

Our Growing National Sin

I recently learned about an amazing document written by a group of distinguished Christian leaders during their Ash Wednesday retreat. It’s called Reclaiming Jesus (www.reclaimingjesus.org) and I implore you to read it — all of it because it’s powerful.   It would be tempting for me to cherry pick the document, hoping that certain passages ...

9 mins

Class Warfare III – Criminal Injustice

  My previous two posts (Class Warfare I and II) looked at how fiscal policy and the conservative right’s war on unions have hurt people at the bottom half of the income scale. Now let’s delve into an area where the penalty for being poor is the most brutal — our criminal justice system.   ...

6 mins

Class Warfare II

  My last post focused on the massive corporate income tax cut, the centerpiece of the Trump Administration’s attempt to confiscate the meager incomes of wage earners and redistribute it to the investor class. Implicit in this attempt is the fact that the rich have acquired formidable political power. The political ascendence of the super ...

5 mins

Class Warfare I

I was watching CNN one morning last week and the lead story was the big jump in hiring just reported by the government. The Trump administration was quick to attribute this to its huge corporate tax cut and deregulation of industry. But what really struck me was the comment by the CNN business reporter. The ...

1 min

Class Warfare – A Short Introduction

In the heat of political debate about socio-economic inequality,  Democrats (usually) are accused by Republicans (usually) of provoking class warfare when they juxtapose the plight of America’s poor with the riches of the upper 1 percent. And most commentators seem to take it as axiomatic that the charge is contemptible indeed. It seems as if ...

4 mins

Stealing Tips – Trump’s Newest Deregulation Ploy

  Some of the strategies that the Trump administration uses to make the rich richer and the poor poorer don’t get the attention they deserve. Last Friday I got a text alert on my phone from Our Walmart (http://www.ufcw.org/tag/our-walmart/). This group works to improve the lot of Walmart workers. They weren’t calling to alert me ...

5 mins

Ms Noonan’s Warning

The Quixotic Deacon is back, flattering himself with the thought that some of you might have missed me since my last blog. Reality compels me to acknowledge, though, that you may not have missed me at all during my holiday hiatus. Still others may wish I would extend it.   At one point during my ...

2 mins

Walmart – A brief re-visit

13 October 2017   Dear Reader: Sometime events will cause me to revisit a subject that you may have thought I had discussed enough. This is one of those times. We must revisit those fat cat plutocrats who run Walmart. Three days ago the plutocrat in chief, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, announced a $20 billion ...

6 mins

Walmart Pt. 2

Notes to reader: Many of the metrics in this second Walmart  post were taken from the previous post – see “Walmart, Part One”  (https://thequixoticdeacon.com/income-inequality/walmart-part-1). Where new information is used, sources are provided. I have used the device of imagining what Peter Gomes might have asked the Walmart Board of Directors. To state the obvious, I ...

6 mins

Walmart Part 1

Important Announcement from the Quixotic Deacon: Since I began thinking of writing this blog, I have leaned on a lifelong friend, Fitz McAden, for guidance. Fitz and I grew up together. In fact, our mothers did as well. And our grandfathers and great grandfathers worked together. Fitz was born to be a journalist and has had ...

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