Category: Wealth in America

Deplorable

By Mickey Friedman December 1, 2016 Those who weren’t listening are forced to hear; those who wouldn’t see to see. And surprise, surprise they are not happy. Blame the FBI. Or those racist, sexist, gay-bashing everybody-elses who are now everywhere.…

Standing Rock

By Mickey Friedman September 23, 2016 I’ve stopped posting about Hillary on Facebook because my liberal friends just don’t want to know about the Dark Side of the candidate they so desperately need to be an ethical alternative to The…

A Reason To Believe

By Mickey Friedman May 12, 2016 We are once again in the midst of a war between the generations. If you missed the end of the stultifying fifties and the metaphorical and real explosions of the sixties, open your eyes.…

Hillary, Billary and Chillary

By Mickey Friedman April 28, 2016 Hillary, Billary, & Chillary. With offices in Little Rock, Chappaqua, and Panama City. And for you tweeters: hashtag ExperienceMatters. I know you Bernouts are resentful. But “corrupt” is just your mean-spirited way of re-defining…

Embrace the Geese

March 8, 2016 By Mickey Friedman Before the geese, Great Barrington didn’t need public relations. When I got here in seventy-two, there were fewer antiques and more junk. Joneses, a treasure trove of used everything. Bars not bistros. Railroad Street…

Money, Honey: The Sixty-Two

By Mickey Friedman March 23, 2016 Have you ever heard or read something that blew your mind? Short-circuited it. Even though I’ve been writing about money recently, the other day I read something that just plain astounded me. Oxfam reports…

Money Honey Two

By Mickey Friedman February 13, 2016 When it comes to money, honey, two is better than one. Clyde McPhatter sang “before I say I love you so I want: Money, honey … Money, honey, if you want to get along…

Money Honey

January 28, 2016 By Mickey Friedman Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters sang: “Well, I’ve learned my lesson and now I know/ The sun may shine and the winds may blow/ The women may come and the women may go/ But…

Mars for the Martians

By Mickey Friedman December 23, 2014 Some of us have decided to get the heck out of Dodge. And, as usual, the desire to flee is being sold as noble. So there’s talk of Mars. Elon Musk, who I’ve never…