What transpired on Friday was a brutal movement in the price of oil to the enormous benefit to oil interests. And for no reason that can be explained by either an interruption in supply, direct nor indirect, nor significant change in demand, nor economic data supporting the move.
What do Americans do when we can't afford the necessities? What we've learned to do over the past 30 years as our wages stagnated: use credit cards to plug the gaping holes.
I went to get a bag of potato chips and noticed that a dollar bag is significantly smaller than it used to be.
Last year, enough food was produced on our planet to feed humanity nearly twice over. So how is it that 30 children will die of hunger or a related cause by the time you finish reading this column?