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It’s a Mad, Mad World

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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It’s a Mad, Mad World

“Some will rob you with a six-gun/ And some with a fountain pen.” -Woody Guthrie I’ve recently become a fan of AMC’s “Mad Men,” which chronicles, in my humble opinion, the rise of modern corporate capitalism. As far as I’m into it, it shows a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, adulterous business culture where people ruthlessly throw one [...]

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Fighting Back Against the New Gilded Age

Monday, April 4, 2011

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Fighting Back Against the New Gilded Age

In the 1870’s and 1880’s, the United States saw a period of rapid economic and industrial development that created a powerful new wealthy class and elevated them to a social strata high above the working classes and poor. Mark Twain called it a “Gilded Age.” As a former college history instructor, I often wonder if [...]

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