Category Archives: Labor

Suicide? American Society is Murdering Us

By Ted Rall Source: CounterPunch They say that 10 million Americans seriously consider committing suicide every year. In 1984, when I was 20, I was one of them. Most people who kill themselves feel hopeless. They are miserable and distraught … Continue reading

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Big Pay Gaps Are Bad for Business

Would you do your best work for a CEO who pulls in 5,000 times your own salary? By Sarah Anderson Source: Other Words Mattel is one of the largest toy-making companies on earth. Turns out it’s one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Defenestration and the Overton Window

By Stephen Martin Source: CounterPunch ‘It is difficult to get Artificial Intelligence to understand something, when the Research and Development funding it depends upon its not understanding it’– Paraphrase of Upton Sinclair. defenestration  (diːˌfɛnɪˈstreɪʃən) n the act of throwing a person or thing  out … Continue reading

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America is Disneyland

By Chris Kanthan Source: Activist Post Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth! Millions of families visit the theme park every year to enjoy the magical place of rides, spectacular shows and cheerful cartoon figures. Everything is clean, perfect and … Continue reading

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A 2% Financial Wealth Tax Would Provide A $12,000 Annual Stipend To Every American Household

Careful analysis reveals a number of excellent arguments for the implementation of a Universal Basic Income. By Paul Buchheit Source: Nation of Change It’s not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and … Continue reading

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US Technological Transformations and the Narcotic-Fueled Genocide of American Workers

By James Petras Source: The Unz Review Introduction During his recent visit to New Hampshire on 3/20/18, President Trump declared once again that the US is facing a ‘drug epidemic’. This time he advocated the death penalty for criminal drug … Continue reading

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The Singular Pursuit of Comrade Bezos

By Malcolm Harris Source: Medium It was explicitly and deliberately a ratchet, designed to effect a one-way passage from scarcity to plenty by way of stepping up output each year, every year, year after year. Nothing else mattered: not profit, … Continue reading

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Wasted lives: The worldwide tragedy of youth suicide

Principles of goodness together with the golden seed of social justice – sharing – need to be the guiding ideals of a radically redesigned socio-economic paradigm. By Graham Peebles Source: Nation of Change The pressures of modern life are colossal; for … Continue reading

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