Profit & Safety

If this TED talk by toxicologist Susan Shaw isn’t depressing and a powerful call to arms, then nothing is. She begins by mentioning the chemical industry, which is all but completely unregulated, and how many chemicals can be found in our bodies.  In Europe, the numbers are vastly, vastly lower.  The worst offender:  flame retardant.  It’s in everything you can… Continue reading

For Mom: Top 5 Social Security Myths

Periodically, the wealthy Republicans begin salivating over all of the money in the Social Security system.  They want to dump it into the free market because, as everyone knows, when we privatize non-profit administered funds into a for profit model, the wealthy can get even wealthier.  (I personally believe that’s why the Republics are pushing the “charter school” movement too… Continue reading