Category Archives: Economics

The Superpower That Fought Itself — And Lost

By William Astore and TomDispatch Source: TomDispatch.com After 19 al-Qaeda militants armed only with box-cutters and knives hijacked four American commercial airliners, the U.S. military moved with remarkable efficiency to rectify the problem. In the years since, in its global … Continue reading

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What Happened to All Those Foreclosed Houses?

Wall Street bought them — and is now leasing them out and driving up rents. By Jim Hightower Source: OpEdNews.com We know that millions of American families lost their homes after Wall Street’s 2007 financial crash. But where did all … Continue reading

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Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn

By Adam Johnson Source: FAIR You’ve seen or heard or read the personal interest story a thousand times: An enterprising seven-year-old collects cans to save for college (ABC7, 2/8/17), a man with unmatched moxie walks 15 miles to his job (Today, 2/20/17), … Continue reading

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Profit Maximization is Easy: Invest in Violence

By Robert J. Burrowes For those of us committed to systematically reducing and, one day, ending human violence, it is vital to understand what is causing and driving it so that effective strategies can be developed for dealing with violence … Continue reading

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Wall Street Primitivism: Nicaragua, China, The Middle East & Charlottesville

By Caleb Maupin Source: New Eastern Outlook Wall Street, London, and the Bretton Woods institutions like the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund claim to support development and the eradication of poverty around the world. They also claim to support … Continue reading

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When the Butterfly Flaps Its Wings

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com It remains to be seen what the impact will be from Mother Nature putting the nation’s fourth largest city out-of-business. And for how long? It’s possible that Houston will never entirely recover from Hurricane … Continue reading

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One nation under plutocracy

By Jack Balkwill Source: Intrepid Report Americans are brought up believing a fairy tale in which there is somehow democracy in their governance. But the late, great, Leonard Cohen exposed the system’s dirty little secret, “Everybody knows that the dice … Continue reading

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US Sanctions Symptomatic of a Failing Empire

By James ONeill Source:  New Eastern Outlook On 26 July 2017 the US Congress overwhelmingly approved a Bill providing for fresh sanctions against North Korea, Russia and Iran. The passage of this Bill , and its level of support in … Continue reading

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