Monthly Archives: June 2011

Washington Post going the Huffington Post route? Firing journos?

It would seem that the Washington Post is going the route of what the Huffington Post was doing for years and that is making money off of unpaid bloggers. From the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO: A Newspaper Guild official representing Washington Post employees expressed concern earlier this month about the paper potentially moving away from

The most amazing quote I’ve read all day

I wish planners all across America would take this to heart. As he stood watching a few cars inch through a mass of bicycles and pedestrians, the city’s chief traffic planner, Andy Fellmann, smiled. “Driving is a stop-and-go experience,” he said. “That’s what we like! Our goal is to reconquer public space for pedestrians, not

The natural gas economic bubble

It looks like a new bubble is emerging and it’s not the one I thought it would be. But the gas may not be as easy and cheap to extract from shale formations deep underground as the companies are saying, according to hundreds of industry e-mails and internal documents and an analysis of data from

I hear ya AFL-CIO

I get what you’re saying. Stopping the demonization of workers starts with recognizing that anyone who has a job—no matter what that job is—deserves a good job, benefits, and respect from other people. And it requires ongoing attention, solidarity and coverage—from bloggers, and from all of us. As a blogger I’ll keep on covering it

Chris Hedges dystopian future

I’ve read a few things along these lines. One book being Climatopolis by Matthew E. Kahn about how we’ll adjust to the hell we have brought upon ourselves. Hedges has something to say on this matter as well: The game is over. We lost. The corporate state will continue its inexorable advance until two-thirds of

Debt Collectors are afraid of the CFPB

Do you have any sympathy for debt collectors? Very soon this industry will fall under the the jurisdiction of the CFPB and share that burden with the FTC. Indeed, Mark Neeb, the association’s incoming president, says that most debt collectors are the “salt of the earth” and are tired of being defined by the worst