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Occupy Wall Street

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Best Of 2011

Around this time of year, countless blogs and news outlets run “Best of” articles summarizing their work for the previous 12 months. They go into the big headlines for the year, and point to the stories that will persist into the new year, playing on their readers’ sense of nostalgia and hope for the future for … Continue reading

Debt Collection: Avoid Becoming Another Horror Story

Let’s face it. Debt collection is a necessary evil. It keeps money flowing through the economy. It allows the rich to get richer. And it allows small businesses to avoid getting shortchanged by people who never intended to pay for what they bought. It also causes a goodly amount of stress and anxiety to the people … Continue reading

“Ow! The Back of My Head! Ow! The Front of My Face!”

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but those hippies protesting the manner in which politics and the economy are being handled keep getting beaten up by the police. We have already touched on when the law allows the police to use force against peaceful protesters a little bit. However, what we haven’t really gotten into … Continue reading

Us (Near)Poor Bastards

When I was a teenager, one of my first real political discussions was about how many people in Africa lived below the poverty line, and how people, especially the federal government, had a duty to help. I also had no idea how arbitrary the law making process was, and still is. To go with a … Continue reading

Overdrafts, Legalized Evil?

[Ed. note: Is this title, or slug as they call it in the business, melodramatic enough or could we go bigger?] In case you didn’t hear, Bank Transfer Day was this past weekend. This was the day declared by the Occupy Wall Street protesters to be the day when everyone leaves large banks and financial institutions … Continue reading

Why The Hate For Wall Street?

Because that’s where all the money is right? Kind of. Investing is so much more of a global thing, and if you really look into it, there are many asset management, hedge fund, bancorps, and other companies incorporated in places like Delaware, but with their home offices all over the country. For instance, most peoples’ … Continue reading

Shucks, Looks Like We’re Still Part Of The British Empire

Apparently, the Brits and Americans are going to battle over the Declaration of Independence again. This time, however, there will be no guns, and maybe only a little bit of violence. It appears that several very bright legal minds from both sides of the pond are getting together to argue whether the Declaration of Independence … Continue reading

Gene Marks Secretly Supports #OWS…

…but he may not know it. Every once in a while sarcasm works really well as a tool to get people’s attention. As we have seen with television news pundits, antagonism works really well too. These two forms of communication can inspire debate and fire people up, but in the end they almost always come off … Continue reading

What’s The Point of #OWS?

We at Everyday Counsel support the overall goal of #OWS, but are unimpressed with the manner in which that group and its supports have articulated what they want. This post and several following it will deal with the #OWS protests and analysis of the goals and ideals surrounding them, offering some suggestions along the way. There … Continue reading

Guns vs. Placards, When Are You Using Too Much Force With a Peaceful Protester?

There was another round of arrests in the various #Occupy movements last night and into today. Despite this, their numbers continue to swell and they are beginning to make a bit of muted progress. Of course, they have yet to define where this protest is going. That is okay for now. At least they are saying what … Continue reading

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