"The market is the best mechanism ever invented for efficiently allocating resources to maximize production . . . I also think there is a connection between the freedom of the marketplace and freedom more generally." -President Barack Obama We live in an era where income inequality is its grea ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Thurogood Fitzgerald's April 27, 2012 The last time Sage Francis came through Houston, he played at the House of Blues' Bronze Peacock room. In case you aren't familiar, Sage is a heavily anti-establishment rapper with a stiff shot of anti-corporatism thrown in, so needless ... More >>
XL/ColumbiaTheologians love saying things like "Man is created superior to animals" and "Animals can't be equal with humans." And then we go scouring philosophy books to see if animals have immortal spirits and if this means we'll someday meet our pets in heaven. That's a bunch of horse dung. ... More >>
Bill Moyers believes that the sun-baked scattered bones of Wall Street's carcass are being picked clean by "animal spirits" -- namely, hyenas, and that these scavengers believe that they are justified, indeed morally sanctioned, in behaving as such, and that nobody in government is willing or able t ... More >>
Are Houston concert fans really all that bad?
Consider the consequences of not making background checks before engaging a financial adviser.
We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?
Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, expectedly serves up a quick and dirty glimpse at the consequences of unfettered corporate corruption and exploitation. But the most disturbing story of corporate greed in the film, unfortunately, comes right from our own backyard.Houston widow ... More >>
Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.
So have you ever given your checking account info to a Nigerian prince, only to kick yourself the next day when you woke up to find out $1 million wasn't deposited into your account after all, and instead you were bled dry? Well, don't kick yourself too hard - these sorts of scams can get even those ... More >>
I understand that yesterday was Thanksgiving, and that we're supposed to be all thankful and everything. But seriously, did any of you watch those football games? How can a person be thankful after being subjected to nearly 11 hours of blow-out football? So in that spirit, I've put together a lis ... More >>
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Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron
Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.
So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?