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Inflation Is Stealth Austerity

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Rather than decry austerity, which demands an open political discussion of trade-offs, we should decry inflation’s stealthy reduction of purchasing power. Austerity–bad. Inflation–good. Oh wait–they’re the same thing: both are a reduction … Continue reading

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Get Ready for an Unacceptable New Normal

By Stephen Lendman Source: StephenLendman.org At times like now, ideas lying around dormant on the shelf become reality. Economic and other crisis conditions are times when most people can be convinced to accept unacceptable policies they’d likely reject otherwise. During … Continue reading

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This holiday season, American workers have little to celebrate

By Danny Haiphong Source: Intrepid Report Every year, much of the U.S. population celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas to show appreciation for their families and friends. Thanksgiving normalizes the colonial origins of the United States and erases the brutality of the … Continue reading

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Media Just Can’t Stop Presenting Horrifying Stories as ‘Uplifting’ Perseverance Porn

By Alan Macleod Source: FAIR.org “THIS IS AWESOME!” That’s how Fox 5 DC described its story (5/28/19) about Logan Moore of Cedartown, GA, a disabled two-year-old whose parents were unable to afford to buy him a walker, so employees at … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: I fight, therefore I am

I fight therefore I am (in french: Je lutte donc je suis) is a documentary film about social and political struggles in Greece and Spain which provides an overview of the struggles in Europe against austerity, capitalism and fascism. A … Continue reading

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For Economic Truth Turn To Michael Hudson

By Paul Craig Roberts Source: PaulCraigRoberts.org 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

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Neo-Liberalism and the Retreat of Democracy

By David Schultz Source: CounterPunch Democracy across the world is under siege. This according to the latest Freedom House report documenting that for 2017, “democracy faced its most serous crisis in decades” as seventy-one countries experienced declines in freedom or … Continue reading

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America’s Dystopian Future

By Robert Hunziker Source: CounterPunch Imagine a privatized America where rugged individualism reigns supreme within a vast network of corporate America, Inc., similar to 19th century wild west lifestyle, no social security, no Medicare, no Medicaid, no public law enforcement … Continue reading

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