Tag Archives: The Guardian

The recent increases in minimum wage are nice but:

635926444877240957-1384699650_GroceriesMinWageWe need more. I wrote this for The Guardian.

The NY Times called it “landmark”

Logo_COP_21_Paris_2015Here. The Guardian called it “the world’s greatest diplomatic success.”

Here are the results. Here’s Grist’s take on it. Your thoughts?


Want to end homelessness?

IMG_6044Give away homes.

I wrote this for The Guardian.

That’s Shannon, Cookie (the dog) and Boogie, in their new apartment, thanks to the good efforts of some activists, advocates, and others during the 100-day challenge.

I wish the Americans had fought against austerity, as the Europeans are now

1680589-poster-1280-american-dream-statisticsI wrote this for The Guardian’s Comment Is Free. We aren’t following the protests much, but Europeans are fighting to keep their safety nets.

We should have, as well, but we let the damnable notion of the American Dream convince us that a net isn’t necessary, that You Can Make It Here.


If hard work is rewarded with riches on earth…

…why isn’t every woman in Africa fabulously wealthy, asks George Monblot at The Guardian.

And thanks, DickG., for the link.