The Disproportional Punishments of American Incarceration

Madoff from an article entitled: Are white collar criminals the true villains? We live in a reality in which there are two Americas; the criminalized and the wealthy. Due to the intimacy with which our status quo operates with white supremacy's influence and savage pursuit of capital, it has created institutions that reinforce inequality and … Continue reading The Disproportional Punishments of American Incarceration

The Concept of Race and Mass Incarceration

Michelle Alexander was very influential in this segment of my research and writing. For people of color in America the barriers to chasing the ‘dream,’ or even living comfortably, are tenfold those of white middle and lower class citizens. We like to believe that after events like the civil rights movement, emancipation of slavery, and … Continue reading The Concept of Race and Mass Incarceration

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 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 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

Our Existence Within New Feudalism

Credit: Chip Sommodevilla/Getty Images. The Occupy demonstrations in a powerful display of collective protest. Developed countries have strong social programs such as universal healthcare, asset taxes that circumvent income to prevent unequal rates, and high speed public transit that is a part of bolstered climate protection policies. Americans have the hope that one day we … Continue reading Our Existence Within New Feudalism