Category Archives: Financial Crisis

1% Politics and the New Gilded Age

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Unrealistically Great Expectations

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our expectations have continued ever higher even as the pie is shrinking.. Let’s see if we can tie together four social dynamics: the elite college admissions scandal, the decline in social mobility, the … Continue reading

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The Great Unraveling Begins: Distraction, Lies, Infighting, Betrayal

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The good news is renewal becomes possible when the entire rotten status quo collapses in a putrid heap. There are two basic pathways to systemic collapse: external shocks or internal decay. The two … Continue reading

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Why Are American Communities Dying?

By Tom Chatham Source: Project Chesapeake Most Americans who have been around for a while know life is nothing like it used to be. When someone wanted a job one was found with a little bit of searching. Today jobs … Continue reading

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Stick to the Plan

Reclaiming central planning from the clutches of corporations By Brendan James Source: The Baffler What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state—Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, … 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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GIVE AMERICA’S ‘HELICOPTER PARENTS’ A BREAK

Hovering parents don’t need lectures. They need a more equal nation. By Sam Pizzigati Source: OtherWords A good many of us aging baby boomers are having trouble relating to the “helicopter parents” of our modern age — those moms and pops … Continue reading

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Survival of the Richest

All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t By Nomi Prins Source: TomDispatch.com Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And … Continue reading

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