Tag Archives: Cartels

Why Are so Few Americans Able to Get Ahead?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%. Despite the rah-rah about the “ownership society” and the best economy … Continue reading

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The USA Is Now a 3rd World Nation

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I know it hurts, but the reality is painfully obvious: the USA is now a 3rd World nation. Dividing the Earth’s nations into 1st, 2nd and 3rd world has fallen out of favor; apparently it … Continue reading

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THE MONOPOLIZATION OF AMERICA: The biggest economic problem you’re hearing almost nothing about

By Robert Reich Source: Nation of Change Not long ago I visited some farmers in Missouri whose profits are disappearing. Why? Monsanto alone owns the key genetic traits to more than 90 percent of the soybeans planted by farmers in … Continue reading

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Are Profit and Healthcare Incompatible?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The only way to systemically lower costs is to make prevention and transparency the top priorities. As I have been noting for a decade, the broken U.S. healthcare system will bankrupt the … Continue reading

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The futility and corruption of the drug war

By Jacob Hornberger Source: Intrepid Report I just finished watching the much-acclaimed series “Narcos” on Netflix. What a fantastic program. And what an excellent depiction of the futility and corruption of the war on drugs. The series is a true-life … Continue reading

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Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds When the system is rigged, “democracy” is just another public-relations screen to mask the unsavory reality of Oligarchy. Democracy in America has become a hollow shell. The conventional markers of democracy–elections and … Continue reading

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2016 election decides who controls the drug trade

By Daniel Hopsicker (Mad Cow Morning News) In the Presidential Election of 2016, Republican and Democratic insiders are wrestling like two dogs over a bone over who controls the illegal drug trade. To the victor go the spoils. Who wins the … Continue reading

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American Cartel: How America’s Two Major Parties Helped Destroy Democracy

By Frank Castro Source: The Hampton Institute Cartel: An association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition. A little over two decades ago, on December 2, 1993, the principle engineer … Continue reading

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