I’ve dreamed that I’ve met Tony. In my vision he’s a man in his late 30s living where rural meets suburban Minnesota. But lately he’s moved to the city—or at least his PO Box has. Back in my dream—he’s fun but has no one to talk to; so he makes this zine. For the state of our world’s future, I hope that you’ve already read it, but if you haven’t, it’s a radical analysis of the economy. For about the last fifteen years he’s distilled unreadable material, statistics, and news into “the only radical economic zine in existence.” My old roommate Joel, who dabbles in this stuff, remarked that despite how difficult it is to get sources, Tony only made mistakes “once or twice.” The most interesting stuff is often about the dismantling of the middle class—as more and more people tend to identity as such, the layoffs scoreboard, and the “fun” facts—like garment workers in China make 86 cents per hour. Don’t hate the state yet? Think about how the feds go after “welfare cheats” but lack the gumption to go after much larger corporate tax theft. Think about how much money is spent on bailing on Wall Street and foreign wars instead of re-industrializing America to have reasonable jobs instead of the move towards the “new economy” and the black market underground. Subscribe before you do anything else.
(Posted on 8/12/12)