Category Archives: Law

Gaius Publius: Defining Neoliberalism

By Yves Smith Source: Naked Capitalism For years I’ve been using the term “neoliberalism” (or sometimes neo-liberalism*) and I’m always uncomfortable, since it sounds so academic. So I usually add one-phrase definitions and move on. For example, this from a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Kim Dotcom – Caught in the Web

The larger-than-life story of Kim Dotcom, the “most wanted man online”, is extraordinary enough, but the battle between Dotcom and the US Government and entertainment industry, being fought in New Zealand, is one that goes to the heart of ownership, … Continue reading

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Censorship in the Digital Age

By Jason Hirthler Source: CounterPunch The grand experiment with western democracy, badly listing thanks to broadsides from profiteering oligarchs, may finally run ashore on the rocks of thought crime. In the uneven Steven Spielberg project Minority Report, starring excitable scientologist Tom … Continue reading

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The Informant Cometh

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com When you consider all the shadowy creatures scuttling around the backstage interstices of the Deep State, it’s a little wondrous that someone like this hasn’t stepped into the light before. Apparently now, a person … Continue reading

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Cause of USA Meltdown and Collapse of Civil Rights

By Denis Rancourt Source: Dissident Voice SUMMARY: Societies of social animals, including humans, are dominance hierarchies. Civil rights are codified in law to protect mechanisms of essential counter measures against excessive exploitation of the hierarchy by elite classes, which destabilizes … Continue reading

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Our Protected, Predatory Oligarchy: Dirty Secrets, Dirty Lies

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds If you want to understand why the status quo is unraveling, start by examining the feudal structure of our society, politics and economy. The revelations coming to light about Hollywood Oligarch Harvey … Continue reading

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Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”― Frank Herbert Power corrupts. Worse, as 19th-century historian … Continue reading

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Kafka Warned Us

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Kafka’s The Trial can be read in retrospect as a prelude to the Twentieth/Twenty-First century. Although probably not written as prophecy, Kafka’s short unfinished book nevertheless provides a road map to the terrors of the current Surveillance … Continue reading

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