How to Eat the Rich at $7.25 an Hour

In honor of May Day and Republicans, let’s be honest: The Dow Jones and the Unemployment Rate are horrible indicators of financial health of a country. They (particularly the Dow Jones) may tell us how a certain segment of the population (particularly Wall Street and capitalists) is doing, but that’s like a doctor checking the […]

Happy International Workers’ Day, Uncle Sam! Sincerely, Civilization

Dear Uncle Sam: Happy International Workers’ Day!  Or May Day, as some say! No, not the kind of plummeting mayday cries you’re accustomed to—what with all your financial crises, your credit default swaps, your 37th World Health Organization ranking (despite your Number 1 expenditure status), and all that Gordon Gekko Fortune 500 Greed-Greed-Greed. Say, damned […]