Category Archives: Economics

For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Report on the State of Planet Earth at Year’s End 2020

By Robert J. Burrowes In 1624, English poet John Donne penned his famous poem ‘No Man Is an Island’, sublimely evoking the reality of human unity: ‘Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.’ Therefore, he concluded his poem, ‘never … Continue reading

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The Coming War on Wealth and the Wealthy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Here’s looking at you, Federal Reserve–thanks for perfecting ‘legalized looting’ and neofeudalism in America. The problem with pushing a pendulum to its maximum extreme on one end is that it will swing … Continue reading

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Big Tech, Nostalgia, and Control: Grafton Tanner’s ‘The Circle of the Snake’

By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants The Circle of the Snake: Nostalgia and Utopia in the Age of Big Tech By Grafton Tanner Zero Books, 2020 I’m sure many members of Generation X have taken a moment to … Continue reading

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On Capitalism and the Machine

By Megan Sherman Source: Global Research In 1935, reflecting on the creed of productivity which prevailed in modern technological societies, Bertrand Russell, philosopher, pacifist and devout humanist wrote that: “I think that there is far too much work done in the world, … Continue reading

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The Top 10%’s Bubble Is About to Burst

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds When the top 10%’s bubble pops in 2021, the loss of illusions/delusions of security and wealth will be shattering to all those who believed artifice and illusory “wealth” were real. A great … Continue reading

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The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing To Do With Trump

The COVID-driven centralization of economic power and information control in the hands of a few corporate monopolies poses enduring threats to political freedom. By Glenn Greenwald Source: The Unz Review Asserting that Donald Trump is a fascist-like dictator threatening the previously … Continue reading

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2021 is Already Optimized for Failure

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds One sure way to identify a system “optimized for failure” is if all the insiders are absolutely confident the system is “optimized for my success”. I often discuss optimization here because it offers an … Continue reading

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The New Normal: One Step Closer to Dystopia. New Covid Outbreaks, People are “Living in Extreme Fear”

By Timothy Alexander Guzman Source: Silent Crow News On September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks took place on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon allegedly orchestrated by Al Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden, and subsequently blamed it on Saddam Hussein and the Baath … Continue reading

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