13 Aug 2012

Spiegel reports German Upper House set to introduce wealth tax, shouldn’t the US do the same?

(This economics diary was written by an American expat who holds an MBA degree and lives in the European Union). WHY DOESN’T THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAVE A PROGRESSIVE WEALTH TAX FOR MILLIONAIRES? Why in America are millions of millionaires allowed to hold an estimated $11.6 trillion dollars in

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02 Mar 2011

The Library is America’s last truly socialized institution and you’re about to lose it

(Written by an American expat living in the European Union) Did you know that the library is America’s last truly socialized institution and that everyday you come a bit closer to losing it! As a male who is a business librarian, (that is to say someone who holds graduate degrees

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24 Feb 2011

US Media Ignores Germany’s Spiegel’s Report That Wall St Committed a Monumental Insider Bank Robbery

Just over six weeks ago, a German mainstream publication Der Spiegel truthfully reported that the Wall Street banksters committed a monumental insider bank robbery. Since the date of publication, the US for-profit plutocrat owned media has ignored this story but more to the point perhaps is the fact that not

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11 Feb 2011

A US NHS Universal Medical System Could Become America’s Largest Employer

(Written by an American expat living in the European Union) There are 59 million Americans who don’t have medical insurance. There are 132 million Americans who don’t have dental insurance. What if there were an alternate United States where everyone was medically and dentally insured? Well it just so happens

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10 Feb 2011

While We Can Be Proud Americans, We Don’t Have to Be Proud of America’s Broken Social Safety Net

As an American expat living in the European Union, it’s difficult for me to relate my frustration to the people around me here at the fact that America has 59 million people who are medically uninsured. You see, most of the millions of people around me over here have never

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06 Feb 2011

America’s new pioneers may be defined by expat America, 5 million strong and growing!

This diary series has focused on the central question of why is the American social safety net for working class folks is so weak? Who benefits from that weakness, and how is it that the plutocrat owned American media won’t inform the American working class about strong working class social

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01 Feb 2011

How Much Further Does America Have to Fall down before You Stand up? The Death of the American Dream

(Written by an American expat living in the European Union) Why are there 59 million Americans who don’t have health insurance; 132 million who don’t have dental insurance; 60 million who don’t have any paid sick leave; 40 million who are on food stamps? This diary attempts to look at

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21 Jan 2011

Glenn Beck says he fears another ‘Reichstag moment.’ An American expat’s view from Germany

In the wake of the shooting tragedy of Congress Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, hard questions have been asked about the hate-filled rhetoric spread by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin. Fox News has launched what seems to be an endless attack against progressives (to include the Daily Kos)

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12 Jan 2011

The German magazine Spiegel says ‘Political Radicalization in US Unworthy of a Democratic State’

As an American expat living in the European Union I’ve come to rely on the European mainstream press corp for opinions and information that is essentially unaffected by the influence of Fox news and right wing talk radio. This diary is essentially an annotated bibliography of European media sources which

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05 Jan 2011

The German Magazine Spiegel Says Wall Street Banksters Committed a Monumental Insider Bank Robbery

(Written by an American expat living in the European Union) This mainstream German magazine Der Spiegel in their December 30th issue, tell us that Wall Street banksters committed nothing short of a monumental insider bank robbery, which is responsible for victims like Pam Brown who has become the face of

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