50 shades of delusion called “freedom”

Some die-hard proponents of capitalism argue that nothing offers freedom like their favorite economic system.  They say no other system comes close to offering freedom.  They couldn't be more wrong. Die-hards who favor capitalism and it's ugly step-sister, democracy, often give crazy examples of how free people are: If I'm poor, I can choose to … Continue reading 50 shades of delusion called “freedom”

When capitalism was good

I love ice cream. At 50, that love is paying back in pounds. Not English currency, the fatty variety. I still eat it though telling myself I'll just exercise more. Yeah, right. My fiancé and I were enjoying a home-made sundae one night. Casual conversation wandered to who invented the Banana Split - an over-the-top … Continue reading When capitalism was good