Book Review: Drug War Capitalism by Dawn Paley

The topic is controversial; the author herself is courageous for taking on such an underreported story. Dawn succeeds in connecting transnational business with paramilitaries, drug cartels, and U.S. involvement. Far too often in the media we hear of the reports that the FBI has taken down a major cartel and somehow it’s a major blow to drug trafficking. Also another …

Community Development Versus Gentrifcation

The President of the Near North Development Corporation (NNDC), Michael Osborne, has recently said in the Near North News  (September 12, 2013) that raising the property values in the Near North area is the most important change that needs to occur to improve the Near North.  Unfortunately, this is one of the most damaging ideas possible—much worse than doing nothing. …