Hating the rich because they’re rich, an immature perspective and a dangerous approach to justice

I remember asking one of my co-workers back in 2009 the question: If you were ever a part of a jury in two trials against men that have committed the same type of crime, with one man being wealthy, having grown up in a privileged household, and the other being poor, struggling for daily survival ...

The Disaffected Lib: Like It or Not, DSK Reveals a Lot About Ourselves

‘Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing.’ There has been no shortage of supposedly progressive bloggers who were more than ready to assume Dominique Strauss-Khan guilty of sexually assaulting a New York hotel chambermaid and who became infuriated when reports came out that the case against DSK was ...

The Disaffected Lib: Strauss-Khan Freed Without Bail

The socialist former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Khan, appeared in a New York court this morning where he was released from house arrest and had his $6-million bail and bond returned. DSK’s lawyer had a few choice words: “I want to remind all of you that at each appearance in the last six weeks, ...

The Disaffected Lib: Ex-IMF Head May Have Been Set Up

I detected a smell in the air when the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Khan, was arrested for supposedly sexually assaulting a hotel chamber maid in New York.  The story just didn’t seem to add up.   His victim’s account was that DSK overpowered her and repeatedly, over some considerable time, had his ...