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Two Forgotten Lefties – for Black History Month

                                         Who was Oliver Law? (left).  Ever hear of him? How about Harry Haywood? (right) No clue right? Well, Oliver Law … Continue reading

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Does Labor Day Honor Labor Anymore?

March 6, 1930 – thousands demonstrate for unemployment insurance in Union Square and nationwide – led by the communists.  Did you think government just gave it to you? Wake up and smell the coffee. It’s Labor Day! End of Summer, … Continue reading

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“Less Government” and the Social Contract

A re-post for the upcoming election season – not that it changes anything “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal a loaf of bread.” Anatole France … Continue reading

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Life Before Social Security

Originally posted some three years ago elsewhere. This year I will be 73 years old, assuming I make it and I have close family now into their eighties. I was born in the first year of WW II and my older relatives born … Continue reading

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“Less Government” and the Social Contract

“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal a loaf of bread.” Anatole France – 1894 I’ve actually seen the line translated as “piss in the streets” … Continue reading

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Bloodshed and Unemployment Insurance

The New York Times front page on 7 March 1930, the day following the march Well the Christmas season ended with Congress deciding we didn’t have the money to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.  Happy New Year. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Unemployment Insurance Makes You Shiftless!

Staring at the pile of bills doesn’t make ‘em any smaller shufflin the envelopes doesn’t get the mortgage paid. Out o’ work a whole year now running out of unemployment must apply for food stamps soon get the kids on … Continue reading

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