Dark Times are truly upon us.
Wrongheaded Calls to “Give Trump a Chance”
Trump’s ‘America first’ trade policy will be bad for working Americans.
It’s a pitch as old as the hills; we know it yet we still buy it.
There are now eight people (six are Americans) with more wealth than half the world’s population.
Standard economic ideology insists that the real problem is that wages have not fallen enough!
Socialism for Big Business, but capitalism for the poor. A state and corporate partnership of endless debt and war.
We will remove them from power or enter a new dark age.
Martin Luther King Jr. understood the downward spiral of hating those who hate you.
Stop the TPP!
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 […]
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.
To transform our society into a democracy, we first have to dismantle the myth of democracy as currently defined.
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.
When it comes to the TPP, there is very little by way of free trade promotion in this deal.
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.
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).
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.
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?