Tag Archives: Democracy

The Hamilton Hustle

By Matt Stoller Source: The Baffler AS DONALD TRUMP SETTLES INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, elites in the political class are beginning to recognize that democracy is not necessarily a permanent state of political organization. “Donald Trump’s candidacy is the first time … Continue reading

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One nation under plutocracy

By Jack Balkwill Source: Intrepid Report Americans are brought up believing a fairy tale in which there is somehow democracy in their governance. But the late, great, Leonard Cohen exposed the system’s dirty little secret, “Everybody knows that the dice … Continue reading

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The Status of the Global Oligarchy

By Francesca de Bardin Source: Global Research The term oligarchy is derived from the Greek words meaning “rule or command by a few.” The term is generally used in the derogatory sense to describe a tyrannical system that practices oppression to ensure … Continue reading

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The Over-Criminalization of American Life

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The over-criminalization of America has undermined justice, the rule of law and legal egalitarianism. While the corporate media devotes itself to sports, entertainment, dining out and the latest political kerfuffle, America has … Continue reading

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Our Political Parties Are Obsolete

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds When the parties do finally implode, the general mood will be: good riddance. History informs us that once something is obsolete, it can disappear far faster than anyone expected. While we generally think … Continue reading

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Deep State, shallow politics, dumb economics

By Frank Scott Source: Intrepid Report In 1965, the USA had 780,000 people in prison, jail, on parole or on probation. By 2010, that population had grown by more than nine times, to 7 million and the prison business was … Continue reading

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Oligarchs Succeed! Only the People Suffer!

By James Petra Source: The Fourth Media On a scale not seen since the ‘great’ world depression of the 1930’s, the US political system is experiencing sharp political attacks, divisions and power grabs. Executive firings, congressional investigations, demands for impeachment, … Continue reading

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The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even … Continue reading

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