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Dave Wheelock is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a professional university rugby coach in Socorro, New Mexico. He holds a history degree from the University of New Mexico. His Pencil Warrior column appears in the Socorro Mountain Mail and his work has also appeared on the Common Dreams and Indianz websites as well as in the Santa Fe, NM, Sun Monthly.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 7, 2009
Asking the Economy's Most Basic Question The benefits of the booms of recent decades never "trickled down" to the middle and lower classes because they were not designed to. The growing gap between the very rich and everyone else was a signal that a different kind of economy was now in place, but the big picture was ignored by self-serving Wall Street interests and a complicit news "industry." Nowhere was the most fundamental question asked: "What is an economy for?"
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Birds of Market Deregulation Home to Roost? Today, some 30 years into a regime of market deregulation advocated by Milton Friedman and like-minded economists at the University of Chicago, speculators are once again at play in a fool's paradise. Much of what passes for business on Wall Street today is the exact opposite of productive contribution to the economy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Natives Organize for a Better Food Future For the first time in the history of humankind, most of our citizens could not raise, catch, hunt, gather, nor prepare a nutritious diet if their lives depended on it.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2007
The Incredible Lightness of the Compact Flourescent Bulb? Replacing a wasteful light bulb with one with a smaller environmental "footprint" is a small step which when repeated millions of times will have a positive impact. But will such a campaign move us closer to the necessary revelation of scale, or serve as a distraction from the real level of action required to provide our civilization a soft landing?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Bush Prefers Masters' Voice to Iraq Study Group As a member of the privately funded American Enterprise Institute, Frederick Kagan enjoys much more influence with this president than the congressionally funded United States Institute for Peace, which facilitated the Iraq Study Group's investigations. More than two dozen of its alumni have served either in a Bush administration policy post or on one of the government's many panels and commissions.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 23, 2006
Family Holiday Letter Encourages Fresh Thinking Unfortunately the saying "we vote with our dollars" - which means millionaires, and especially billionaires, rule - is true today. That doesn't mean that this holiday season, we can't begin to free ourselves from the clutches of non-sustainability and debt even while we help bring into being the kind of world in which we'd like to live.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Is Impeachment Really Off the Table, Nancy? While it would be a crucial mistake for Pelosi's party to fail in their legal obligation to uphold the Constitution, a greater tragedy would be if We the People sell ourselves, and democracy, short.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 26, 2006
American Elections Stand in the Way of Democracy While the pundits speculate over exactly what the voters said in the elections of 2006, let's take a moment to consider what our elections should, but don't, uphold and refresh: democracy itself.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 19, 2006
FCC Revelations Have Deep Implications for Democracy A scandal worth our attention. The Rebublican-controlled Federal Communications Commission is under new leadership but the song's the same: relax restrictions that keep giant media corporations from tightening their grip on democracy's information sources.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 12, 2006
YoYo Economics a Poor Disguise for Class Warfare