Category Economy

Henry Giroux | The Hardening of Society and the Rise of Cultures of Cruelty in Neo-Fascist America

Dark Times are truly upon us.

Henry A. Giroux | Combating Trump’s Neo-Fascism and the Ghost of “1984”

Wrongheaded Calls to “Give Trump a Chance”

No One Wins Trade Wars

Trump’s ‘America first’ trade policy will be bad for working Americans.

Randall Amster | Faux Real: What’s in Your Worldview?

It’s a pitch as old as the hills; we know it yet we still buy it.

William Hawes | We Are on Our Own Now

There are now eight people (six are Americans) with more wealth than half the world’s population.

Pete Dolack | Eight People Own as Much as Half the World

Standard economic ideology insists that the real problem is that wages have not fallen enough!

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor | An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Socialism for Big Business, but capitalism for the poor. A state and corporate partnership of endless debt and war.

Chris Hedges | The Mafia State

We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.

Chris Hedges | We Are All Deplorables

Martin Luther King Jr. understood the downward spiral of hating those who hate you.

FINAL PUSH TO #STOPTPP

Stop the TPP!

Evergreene Digest | The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

Neither military nor economic war on the sovereignty of nations has yielded anything close to a stable, prosperous, and peaceful world. It had delivered death, destruction, debt, market crises, tidal waves of refugees and displaced persons, and concentrated masses of wealth in a few but powerful hands. Related: You Must Be Kidding! Luciana Bohne, CounterPunch […]

Dilip Hiro | American Power at the Crossroads

The global scenario that the down-to-earth presidents of China and Russia seem to have in mind resembles the sort of balance of power that existed in Europe for a century after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.

DN! Henry Giroux: Is Trump’s Rise a Result of America Declaring War on Institutions That Make Democracy Possible? (Video)

Henry Giroux critiques what he believes is a slide toward authoritarianism and other failings that led to the current political climate and rise of Donald Trump.

“We No Longer Live in a Democracy”: Henry Giroux on a United States at War With Itself

To transform our society into a democracy, we first have to dismantle the myth of democracy as currently defined.

Jason Ditz | Congress Wants Another $1 Trillion To ‘Reboot’ The Military

This trillion dollars easily breaks the budget on already prohibitively high military spending, and it’s just one of many schemes likely to be adopted.

NYT Promotes Protectionism in Guise of ‘Free Trade’

When it comes to the TPP, there is very little by way of free trade promotion in this deal.

What Did We Buy With the $5 Trillion That the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Have Cost Us?

We were lied into that war, and it has weakened our economy. If anyone can tell me what benefits that war brought the average American, I’d like to hear it.

The Biggest Strike in World History? No Thanks, We’re Focusing on the New iPhone

A coalition of trade unions in India representing some 180 million workers staged a one-day general strike on Friday, September 2, in protest of what they called the “anti-worker and anti-people” policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. …Assocham, India’s chamber of commerce, estimated that the economic impact of the strike was $2.4 billion–$2.7 billion (Hindustan Today, 9/3/16).

Mark Fiore | America’s Worst Idea (Video)

Don’t be fooled, giving these places “to the states” is just a cover for opening them up to development of one kind or another.

Tomgram: Arlie Hochschild, Trumping Environmentalism

I had come to visit Mike Schaff because he seemed to embody an increasingly visible paradox that had brought me to this heartland of the American right. What would happen, I wondered, if a man who saw “big government” as the main enemy of local community, who felt a visceral dislike of government regulations and celebrated the free market, was suddenly faced with the ruin of his community at the hands of a private company? What if, beyond any doubt, that loss could have been prevented by government regulation?