Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Morning (Journalism) Quarterback

The top-five stories worth reading from this week in worth-reading stories

Our economy was a scam, and now we're dead broke. The gravest threat to our economy now isn't some phantom "socialism" but subsidies.

Robert Reich discusses breaking up the big banks, and why congress won't do it.
Conservative pundits like Glenn Beck peddle populism for the rich, in the vein of Ayn Rand, who advocated a "work stoppage" by rich Americans in order to halt a progressive income tax. She also justified bombings against any of the "lice" who supported taxing the rich.

The American empire is coming to an early end. It matters where things are made.

Andrew Schafly, son of anti-feminist Phyllis Schafly, is spearheading a project to rewrite the Bible to "free it from liberalism".

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