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The Marketplace, Orwell’s Mistake, and Homeless Entrepreneurs

by Ken West
BAMSouth.com Contributing Writer


One thing we can take for granted is that in order to make an exchange in the marketplace of goods and services we must offer something of value. It’s fundamental to capitalism and to life itself.In his semi-autobiographical novel, “Down and Out in Paris and London,” George Orwell wrote about the hardships that a beggar encounters. Orwell wrote that a beggar works just as hard as someone pursuing a job, and that a beggar deserves remuneration.

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Like It Or Not: The National Football League Is BIG Business

by Jackson Cavanaugh
BAMSouth.com Contributing Writer

Plenty can be said about the negative aspects of the NFL, both on and off the field. Prior to the start of the 2013 season, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on by more than 4,500 former players and their families. The issue revolved around information regarding the dangers of repeated blows to the head that the NFL allegedly knew, yet kept secret from players.
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David, meet Goliath

by Steve Massey
BAMSouth.com Contributing Columnist

If the United States is truly going the way of Rome as a people, the over-extension of our political policies aren’t the only similarity we have with that dead empire. Romans loved their sports and were fanatics when watching gladiators or chariot races, as well as a host of other working class sports. You may recall this “bread and circuses” working class approach from Civics class.
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