• Amazon and Apple: Wall Street’s Trillion Dollar Babies September 21, 2018 3:37 pm
    By Dean Baker Source: CounterPunch Last month Amazon joined Apple, becoming the second company in the world to have a $1 trillion market capitalization. Amazon’s accomplishment didn’t cause quite as much celebration as Apple’s – it pays to be number … Continue reading →
  • Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Sky-High CEO Salaries September 20, 2018 3:04 pm
    Billions in taxpayer funds go to CEOs who pay their workers peanuts. We can change that. By Sam Pizzigati Source: Other Words Politicians often gab about the “private sector” and the “public sector,” as if these two categories of economic … Continue reading →
  • Moscow blames downing of Russian plane near Syria on Israeli “provocation” September 19, 2018 3:33 pm
    By Bill Van Auken Source: Tensions remain high in Syria after the downing of a Russian Il-20 electronic intelligence plane and the killing of all 15 crew members aboard during a major Israeli airstrike against the Syrian port city … Continue reading →
  • Two for Tuesday September 18, 2018 4:23 pm
  • For Economic Truth Turn To Michael Hudson September 18, 2018 3:08 pm
    By Paul Craig Roberts Source: Readers ask me how they can learn economics, what books to read, what university economics departments to trust. I receive so many requests that it is impossible to reply individually. Here is my answer. … Continue reading →
  • Why do corporate boards so overpay US CEOs? September 17, 2018 2:54 pm
    By Sam Pizzigati Source: Nation of Change Back in 1999, near the dizzying height of the dot-com boom, no executive in Corporate America personified the soaring pay packages of America’s CEOs more than Jack Welch, the chief exec at General … Continue reading →
  • Essential Taoist Wisdom for Living in Politically Charged and Chaotic Times September 16, 2018 2:50 pm
    By Dylan Charles Source: Waking Times There’s an old saying, rumored to be an ancient Chinese curse, but it’s been a favorite in the West for some time now. “May you live in interesting times.”  Political figures like to use … Continue reading →
  • Saturday Matinee: Metamorphosis September 15, 2018 3:00 pm
    (In memory of Terence McKenna, November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) CHAOS AND THE WORLD SOUL By Richard Kadrey Source: Wired METAMORPHOSIS – A video “trialogue” featuring Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna, and Rupert Sheldrake – is part shamanic journey and part New … Continue reading →
  • ThinkProgress Censored By Facebook After Cheerleading Facebook Censorship September 14, 2018 3:03 pm
    By Caitlin Johnstone Source: In an article last month titled “Facebook announces that fake accounts are now coming not just from Russia”, fauxgressive establishment apologia firm ThinkProgress falsely reported that I have been writing for an outlet that is alleged to be part of … Continue reading →
  • America’s Debt Dependence Makes It An Easy Economic Target September 13, 2018 3:29 pm
    By Brandon Smith Source: There is a classic denial tactic that many people use when confronted with negative facts about a subject they have a personal attachment to; I would call it “deferral denial” — or a psychological postponing of … Continue reading →