The cause of rising fascism is the economic elite and its wish to take more and more of the country’s wealth for itself.
“Surprise surprise,” Venezuela tops the list. Saudi Arabia is second.
Dear Minnesotans, I’m seeking your help to develop an alternative way to measure our economy in Minnesota. Over the last six years I have been educating a variety of people in Minnesota about the deficiencies using the Gross State Product (GSP)/Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to calculate the state forecast and that a better measurement for our […]
Tomgram: A Swiftian Modest Proposal for the President, Or How to Solve the Border and China Problems in One Swell Foop
As of 2019, despite moments of Trumpian braggadocio about a supposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment plan — largely a scam that has yet to arrive in Congress — the only kind of infrastructure still getting attention is, of course, the president’s great wall to nowhere.
For the majority of Americans, the 2020s will likely be remembered as a demoralizing decade of rising prices, stagnant wages, and fading international competitiveness.
RS: Adam Smith in “The Wealth of Nations” talked about, you know, the invisible hand; that no one should be able to control the action. But the multinational corporations, and they are dominant now—they want a hand. They want it controlled.
DM: They have an invisible hand through bribes. There isn’t a free market that we think, there isn’t free and fair competition. In fact, it’s all—I don’t want to say it’s all rigged, but it’s greatly rigged through bribes.
Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens: The Inequality Gap on a Planet Growing More Extreme
Now, the time of a new democratic rebellion is upon us again, for We the People are suddenly in the grip of a brutish level of monopolistic power.
It is not clear how insane U.S. policy can get under Trump’s leadership, or that of his warhawk advisors.
“We’re in surplus production in almost every area. But there is a terrible distribution system where people around the globe suffer and die from starvation.
Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.
We must dare to speak out in support of those American war resisters, the real military heros…
Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.
Private companies building and selling guns is not the same thing as the government encouraging their use in other nations’ war zones, but President Eisenhower’s prescient warning is great food for thought.