Category Economy

Exposing the Corporate Bribery Network, on Sheer Intelligence

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.

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, A World That Is the Property of the 1%

Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens: The Inequality Gap on a Planet Growing More Extreme

Neoliberalism’s Dark Path to Fascism, by Chris Hedges

Neoliberalism transforms freedom for the many into freedom for the few. Its logical result is neofascism.

Yes to Peace, No to War: First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases

The myths around NATO 1. NATO is here to protect us. 2. NATO protects small countries. 3. NATO protection is necessary for US defense. The Conference Primary conference themes were US world domination, colonialism and militarism; the need for unity in what is global strife and an international struggle; the need for networking, both at […]

Chris Hedges: American Anomie

The reconfiguring of American society into an oligarchy and the collapse of our democratic institutions have left most of the population disempowered. … Ruleless-ness means the norms that govern a society and create a sense of organic solidarity no longer function.

Jim Hightower: Corporations Are Waging All-Out Class War

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.

Iran in the Crosshairs-Again! Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

It is not clear how insane U.S. policy can get under Trump’s leadership, or that of his warhawk advisors.

America the Failed State, by Chris Hedges

“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.

Tomgram: Making Sense of America’s Empire of Chaos

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.

It’s time to transform the “War Economy” into a “Peace Economy” that values all humanity!

We must dare to speak out in support of those American war resisters, the real military heros…

The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges

Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.

See Which Companies Make Billions from Selling Weapons Around the World

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.

Mainstream Politicians Switch Sides Under Trump, by Henry Giroux

Is any policy worth the death of 500,000 children?

Here’s how we put an end to violent conflict

In comparison to progress made in medicine, education, and financial access, progress in peacebuilding has been glacial.

Mass Deception and the Prelude to World War by Colin Todhunter

Welcome to the world of mass deception à la Edward Bernays and Josef Goebbels.

The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam by Chris Hedges

[The oligarchs] seek… a mechanism to continue to exploit desperate workers earning subsistence wages and whom they can hire and fire at will.

‘The Gig Economy’ Is the New Term for Serfdom by Chris Hedges

The drivers should, as farmers did in 2015 with tractors in Paris, shut down the center of the city. And drivers in other cities should do the same. This is the only language our corporate masters understand. Mr. Fish / Truthdig By Chris Hedges  Truthdig  March 25, 2018 A 65-year-old New York City cab driver from […]

Although 2 Out of 3 Americans Oppose Increasing US Military Spending, the US Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels

Current public opinion on military spending has a clear partisan dimension.

Noam Chomsky | Optimism Over Despair (Book Review)

“In this series of highly informative conversations deftly organized by CJ Polychroniou, Noam Chomsky teaches us – yet again – so much on a huge range of issues – from economic globalisation through international politics to the linguistic foundations of humanity.”

Tim DeChristopher | In the Face of Climate Crisis, Let’s Make 2018 a Year for Realism

“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson