Category Archives: Corporate Welfare

Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Sky-High CEO Salaries

Billions in taxpayer funds go to CEOs who pay their workers peanuts. We can change that. By Sam Pizzigati Source: Other Words Politicians often gab about the “private sector” and the “public sector,” as if these two categories of economic … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Welfare, culture, Economics, elites, Financial Crisis, Inequality, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, wasted taxpayer dollars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Convenient Tales About Riches Within Reach

By Sam Pizzigati Source: OpEdNews.com The world at large knew virtually nada about Sylvia Bloom for 96 years. Then she died in 2016. Now, just a little too late, Sylvia Bloom is getting her belated — yet richly deserved — … Continue reading

Posted in corporate news, Corporate Welfare, culture, Economics, education, elites, Financial Crisis, Housing Crisis, Inequality, media, Media Literacy, news, propaganda, Social Control, Social Engineering, society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Pentagon Budget as Corporate Welfare for Weapons Makers

By William Hartung (with introduction by TomDispatch) Source: TomDispatch.com What company gets the most money from the U.S. government? The answer: the weapons maker Lockheed Martin. As the Washington Post recently reported, of its $51 billion in sales in 2017, … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Crime, Corporate Welfare, Corruption, culture, Deep State, Dystopia, Economics, Empire, Financial Crisis, Geopolitics, imperialism, Militarization, military spending, society, State Crime, war, war on terror, wasted taxpayer dollars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A 2% Financial Wealth Tax Would Provide A $12,000 Annual Stipend To Every American Household

Careful analysis reveals a number of excellent arguments for the implementation of a Universal Basic Income. By Paul Buchheit Source: Nation of Change It’s not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Welfare, culture, Economics, elites, Financial Crisis, Inequality, Labor, Recession, society, Sociology, Technology, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Robert J. Burrowes Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The night before he died, King gave another of his many evocative speeches; this one at the packed Mason Temple in … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, anti-war, Art, Corporate Welfare, culture, Environment, Militarization, military spending, society, State Crime, war | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fall of the American Empire

By W.J. Astore Source: Bracing Views Why do empires fall?  Sometimes, it’s easy to identify a cause.  Whether led by the Kaiser or by Hitler, Germany’s Second and Third Empires were destroyed by world wars.  Germany’s ambition was simply too … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Welfare, culture, elites, Empire, Geopolitics, History, imperialism, Militarization, military spending, Neocons, Social Control, society, State Crime, war, war on terror, wasted taxpayer dollars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Singular Pursuit of Comrade Bezos

By Malcolm Harris Source: Medium It was explicitly and deliberately a ratchet, designed to effect a one-way passage from scarcity to plenty by way of stepping up output each year, every year, year after year. Nothing else mattered: not profit, … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, Corporate Crime, Corporate Welfare, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Labor, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us? Do we need to spend more money on our military (about $600 billion this year) than the next seven countries … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, Corporate Crime, Corporate Welfare, Corruption, culture, Deep State, Dystopia, Economics, Empire, Financial Crisis, Geopolitics, History, imperialism, Militarization, military spending, Neocons, police state, Psy-ops, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, State Crime, surveillance state, war, wasted taxpayer dollars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments