Category Archives: Financial Crisis

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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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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Hurricane Harvey: An Epic Disaster, An Environmental Nightmare

By Stephen Lendman Source: StephenLendman.org Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are greatly exacerbated by America’s neglected infrastructure nationwide – a deplorable situation unaddressed by Republicans and undemocratic Democrats alike for decades. Poor maintenance, aging pipe networks installed up to a … 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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Just Wait a Little While

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com The trouble, of course, is that even after the Deep State (a.k.a. “The Swamp”) succeeds in quicksanding President Trump, America will be left with itself — adrift among the cypress stumps, drained of purpose, … Continue reading

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Sweat Shops, GMOs and Neoliberal Fundamentalism: The Agroecological Alternative to Global Capitalism

By Colin Todhunter Source: Global Research Much of the argument in favour of GM agriculture involves little more than misrepresentations and un scrupulous attacks on those who express concerns about the technology and its impacts. These attacks are in part designed to whip up … Continue reading

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A Skeleton Key to the Alt Left

Source: the HipCrime Vocab Last time we looked at the differences between the “Left” as manifested in the mainstream political discourse and those of a number of authors, blogger and thinkers that I’ve (somewhat arbitrarily) lumped under the umbrella of … Continue reading

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