Category Archives: elites

Did the NY Times Violate Its Own Code of Ethics to Feature Child of Venezuelan Coup Plotter?

After the New York Times was slammed for obscuring comedian Joanna Hausmann’s family ties to the Guaido shadow regime, her coup-plotting father appeared online to defend her with a stream of insults. By Anya Parampil Source: The Grayzone When the … Continue reading

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America is exceptional — in all the wrong ways

By Maj. Danny Sjursen Source: Axis of Logic I was born and raised in an America far more Orwellian than many now remember. Matters have gone so far off the rails since 9/11 that few seem to recall the madness … Continue reading

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Poor Folks

By Peter Van Buren Source: We Meant Well A guy on Facebook I don’t know wrote a version of what has become a kind of set-piece article in today’s America. Here’s a portion: Losing The War of Attrition or How … Continue reading

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It’s really very simple

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov There are times when a loud cry of “The emperor has no clothes!” can be most copacetic. And so, let me point out something quite simple, yet very important. The old world order, to … Continue reading

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The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich to Excel in Elite Jobs

When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent. By Joe Pinsker Source: The Atlantic Over the past five years, the sociologists Daniel Laurison and Sam Friedman have … Continue reading

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A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

By Clifton Mark Source: Aeon ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 ‘We must … Continue reading

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Why Activists Fail

By Robert J. Burrowes Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types … Continue reading

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When Are We Going to Tackle the For-Profit Monopolies Which Censored RussiaGate Skeptics?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We either take down Facebook and Google and turn them into tightly regulated transparent public utilities available to all or they will destroy what little is left of American democracy. The RussiaGate … Continue reading

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