Economic Analysis Wrap Up – War Profiteering

To end the month and my first series of posts analyzing the state of our economy I would like to include one last analysis of war profiteering, including how it affected Afghanistan, providing an outlook for the role our military industrial complex plays in savage capitalism. If we are measuring based on human cost and … Continue reading Economic Analysis Wrap Up – War Profiteering

Disenfranchisement, New Feudalism, and the Ghost of an American Dream

Credit: Robert Meganck The inability to pursue the American dream becomes even more evident when looking at the overall assets that younger generations hold in comparison to baby boomers and older. Millenials are hardly able to own their own property, let alone have any type of savings built up in case of emergency. The average … Continue reading Disenfranchisement, New Feudalism, and the Ghost of an American Dream

Friedman & Reagan Part II – the Shaman and Christ of Neoliberalism

Part I Part II 10/17/1988 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan in the East Room congratulating Milton Friedman receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Republicans realized that to get fundamentalist religious groups buying into a free market and limited government, the party needed some kind of bridge between moral and economic life, since many religious groups … Continue reading Friedman & Reagan Part II – the Shaman and Christ of Neoliberalism

Friedman & Reagan Part I – An Insidious Seed is Planted

The Big 4: Hayek, Friedman, Reagan, and Thatcher. There is a saying that capitalism can take either a savage or benevolent form; the United States has always been a system of savagery. Regardless of what tactic used there has always been oppression of a group of people sponsored by the government in our iteration of … Continue reading Friedman & Reagan Part I – An Insidious Seed is Planted

A Tale of Economic Corruption Part IV – Death & Taxes

The Full Tale of Economic Corruption Death & Taxes - Only Applicable to 99% of Us Credit: Placeholder Gameworks. To introduce this final installment of my economic corruption series I would like to highlight the inability to pursue the American dream. We have been sold on the idea that through hard work and loyalty in … Continue reading A Tale of Economic Corruption Part IV – Death & Taxes

A Tale of Economic Corruption Part III – Quantitative Easing and Bernake’s Legacy

The Full Tale of Economic Corruption Quantitative Easing and Bernake's Legacy The Fed and its collusion with Wall Street has been perhaps the most responsible force in the last decade or so for the economic inequality that America is continuously battling with. Post 2008 all arteries and capillaries of the financial respiratory system collapsed. Wall … Continue reading A Tale of Economic Corruption Part III – Quantitative Easing and Bernake’s Legacy

A Tale of Economic Corruption Part II – Political Perks

The Full Tale of Economic Corruption Political Perks The largest contributing factor to Wall Street’s legislative influence is due to the fact that our government is permeated with financial insiders on every level; Congressionally, bureaucratically, and judicially who fight to deregulate the industry and defend the necessity of big banks taking advantage of us because … Continue reading A Tale of Economic Corruption Part II – Political Perks

A Tale of Economic Corruption Part I – Wall Street and 2008’s Great Inside Job

We grew up believing that America is a champion of laissez faire economics, a land of opportunity where a free and fair market determines the winners. Unfortunately, two major factors have prevented this from being reality; 1. Deregulation throughout the last several decades that has created a lopsided market and the widest wealth gap in … Continue reading A Tale of Economic Corruption Part I – Wall Street and 2008’s Great Inside Job

Using Architecture to Analyze Inaccessibility within American Markets

An analysis of the industry called a barometer for the economy to help explain the disenfranchisement we feel. Credit: RSNN. The KOIN Tower in Portland. The corner store that you used to go in as a kid got demolished a little while ago. You felt a twinge of sadness remembering the ice cream sandwiches and … Continue reading Using Architecture to Analyze Inaccessibility within American Markets