Tag Archives: Capitalism

If Money is Speech, Then Speech Isn’t Free

Keith Olbermann’s sudden departure last week ought to make us think about just how free our speech really is. Can there be speech without profit?

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So You Want To Be a Teabagger: Hiding Prejudice Behind Capitalism

Let’s imagine starting a new society, a whole new humanity. We’re playing SimEarth or Civilization here or something; just imagine it with me. We start it knowing everything we know now. We know there’s nothing to substantiate prejudice based on sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Those identities all present naturally and in […]

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Society Is Better Off Without Religion: The Supporting Research

Yesterday, I saw a link on the Richard Dawkins Foundation page for an article called “The Chronic Dependence of Popular Religiosity upon Dysfunctional Psychosociological Conditions” written by Gregory Paul for the Evolutionary Psychology journal.  Naturally, I was curious. Not everybody eagerly sits down to read a 30-page academic journal article, but I did. And it […]

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Faces For Equality: Ron Hunt

Name: Ron Hunt Age: 56 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Occupation: Careplanner for Aetna Insurance (which he proudly points out has had a 100% rating on the HRC Corporate Equality Index for nine years in a row) Why I Found Him at The NEM: Like many at the march, Ron is marching for his own […]

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