Category U.S. Economy
“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”
“A report in The New England Journal of Medicine published in late January warned asymptomatic people can spread the coronavirus, and the finding has informed public policy worldwide for weeks.”
“US as gun runners; that’s what we have come to. So sad. The military-industrial-congressional-complex.”
“Trump’s package will only benefit 20 percent of workers.”
What country has the most crude oil reserve?
The separation of governmental powers into three branches has become a fiction nullified by a veritable corporate coup d’état.
“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.
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.
Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.
This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.
Instead of getting burned out, frustrated, and isolated, when we gather, we get energized.
Enacting the pending legislation, the advocates say, “will push millions of already struggling people deeper into poverty, and without question, will make hunger far, far worse in this country…” By Polly Mann WAMM Newsletter Volume 35, Number 6 December 2017 The financial publication Forbes reports this astounding fact: “The three wealthiest people in the United States—Bill […]
Mahatma Gandhi’s program of nonviolent resistance, satyagraha, had two components: obstructive resistance and constructive programs.
The message of the consumer society, pumped out over flat screen televisions, computers and smartphones, to those trapped at the bottom of society is loud and unrelenting: You are a failure. Popular culture celebrates those who wallow in power, wealth and self-obsession and perpetuates the lie that if you work hard and are clever you too […]
The grotesque distortions of the judicial system and the aggressive war on the poor by the police will get worse under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
U.S. politicians view the rest of the world as America’s hinterland, to be exploited, abused and ignored with impunity.