Bear Stearns, the Mortgage Meltdown and the Bling Culture

When all else fails, blame hip hop. Thanks to “MTV Cribs”, “Pimp my Ride” and countless videos featuring money, cars and women, we as a nation have become enamored with hip hop’s bling culture. Everywhere you go, “bling” is referenced. Bling this. Bling that. We love the “bling bling”. We want it. We got to … More Bear Stearns, the Mortgage Meltdown and the Bling Culture

White Working Class Voters This One is For You

After Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama’s speech on race on Tuesday, while acknowledging its historic nature, the pundits made much of its possible political implications wondering aloud how the speech will play among working class white voters. “What about the blue collar white voters? What about the Reagan Democrats? How will they react? Will … More White Working Class Voters This One is For You