Category Archives: Economics

Do Psychopaths Run the World?

By Nick Parkins Source: Waking Times “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. … Continue reading

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Are We (Collectively) Depressed?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We need to encourage honesty above optimism. Once we can speak honestly, there is a foundation for optimism. Psychoanalysis teaches that one cause of depression is repressed anger. The rising tide of … Continue reading

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The Unifying Force of War Abolition

By David Swanson Source: Let’s Try Democracy Remarks at United National Antiwar Coalition in Richmond, Virginia, on June 18, 2017. It’s not unusual for an activist, focused on one of the millions of worthy causes out there, to try to … Continue reading

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The Globalisation of Bad Food and Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits?

By Colin Todhunter Source: RINF The proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2013. Globally, cancer is already the second-leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. In India, government … Continue reading

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America’s Oligarchs Will Control 70% Of National Wealth By 2021

By Whitney Webb Source: AntiMedia America’s rich just won’t quit getting richer, according to a new study released in mid-June by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm. The study, which seeks to analyze the global wealth … Continue reading

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Escaping the iron cage of hopelessness

By Edward Curtin Source: Intrepid Report “Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved”—Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism “In this frightful round of … Continue reading

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Godzilla Amazon: The Amount of Power in Jeff Bezos’ Hands Should Frighten All Americans

Amazon very effectively uses technology and data to sidestep traditional restrictions on monopoly power. By Matt Stoller Source: AlterNet To understand the depth and breadth of Jeff Bezos’ ambitions for the company he built, type www.relentless.com into your browser. The domain Bezos … Continue reading

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Absent Without Leave

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com It ain’t bragging if it’s true. I’ve said repeatedly on this blog for years that the federal government would only become more impotent, more incompetent, and more ineffectual as The Long Emergency rolled out. … Continue reading

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