Ben There. Done That.

(And I Lived to Tell About It)

2013

31

Jan

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

This is everywhere right now. Because it’s, well, awesome. “It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance. So get to it.”

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2012

03

Jul

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The Facts Make It Clear: Public Workers and Unions Are Not Overpaid

The Facts Make It Clear: Public Workers and Unions Are Not Overpaid Public sector and union workers make modest salaries with hard-earned benefits. Rather than trying to reduce public sector pay, industry leaders should be addressing wage inequality in the private sector by bringing employee compensation closer to the level warranted by 30 years of […]

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03

Jul

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Robert Reich: Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age

Robert Reich: Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age But the real issue here is that Romney’s Bain is part of the same system as Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan Chase, Jon Corzine’s MF Global and Lloyd Blankfein’s Goldman Sachs — a system that has turned much of the economy into a betting parlor that nearly imploded […]

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26

Jun

11

Jan

Taxing the Wealthy

Do yourself a favor. Take 20 minutes to watch this. Oh … and,  the Oscar Meyer fortune he mentions? He gave it all away and then started United for a Fair Economy.

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2011

22

Nov

Shake the Dust

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28

Oct

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Game Six

  I’m still a bit in awe of Game 6 last night. Not sure I have the words yet … but lots of others have written some great stuff and I wanted to put it all in one place. Enjoy: Game 6 Revisited: “How Did This Happen?” by Jonah Keri at Grantland Cardinals World Series […]

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30

Sep

High School Training Ground

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17

Aug

31

Jul

Matt Damon to Teachers: “We love you, we thank you and we will always have your back.”

Matt Damon recently spoke at the “Save Our Schools” march.  You can find the speech, included below,  here and here, and you can also see video of Damon at the rally below the text of the speech. I flew overnight from Vancouver to be with you today. I landed in New York a few hours […]

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