Tag Archives: economic crisis

Convenient Tales About Riches Within Reach

By Sam Pizzigati Source: OpEdNews.com The world at large knew virtually nada about Sylvia Bloom for 96 years. Then she died in 2016. Now, just a little too late, Sylvia Bloom is getting her belated — yet richly deserved — … Continue reading

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The Pentagon Budget as Corporate Welfare for Weapons Makers

By William Hartung (with introduction by TomDispatch) Source: TomDispatch.com What company gets the most money from the U.S. government? The answer: the weapons maker Lockheed Martin. As the Washington Post recently reported, of its $51 billion in sales in 2017, … Continue reading

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Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

By Hamilton Nolan Source: Splinter It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and start stealing from them. In earnest. Inequality is eating America … Continue reading

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Putting an End to the Rent Economy

By Michael Hudson and Vlado Plaga Source: Unz Review Interview with Vlado Plaga in the German magazine FAIRCONOMY, September 2017. Originally, you didn’t want to become an economist. How did it come that you changed your plans and digged so … Continue reading

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The New Economy: Unemployment and the Return of the American Hobo

By Sheldon Greaves Source: Cogito! A few years ago I read somewhere about a trend in the “gig economy” in which people who had been reduced to living in their cars or RVs roamed the country by the thousands; homeless, … Continue reading

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It’s time to call the housing crisis what it really is: the largest transfer of wealth in living memory

By Laurie Macfarlane Source: OpenDemocracy.net One of the basic claims of capitalism is that people are rewarded in line with their effort and productivity. Another is that the economy is not a zero sum game. The beauty of a capitalist … Continue reading

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Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn

By Adam Johnson Source: FAIR You’ve seen or heard or read the personal interest story a thousand times: An enterprising seven-year-old collects cans to save for college (ABC7, 2/8/17), a man with unmatched moxie walks 15 miles to his job (Today, 2/20/17), … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey: An Epic Disaster, An Environmental Nightmare

By Stephen Lendman Source: StephenLendman.org Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are greatly exacerbated by America’s neglected infrastructure nationwide – a deplorable situation unaddressed by Republicans and undemocratic Democrats alike for decades. Poor maintenance, aging pipe networks installed up to a … Continue reading

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