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Reimagining Money

What if markets were designed to build trust instead of wealth? By Douglas Rushkoff (The Atlantic) Bitcoin was conceived as a modern solution to an ages-old problem: How can two parties agree on and verify an exchange of value? In … Continue reading

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Cycle of Insurgency: How the US military is expected to put down an insurrection

By Justin King Source: The Fifth Column One of the overriding questions when discussing an insurgency within the United States has always been the debate over how the military would respond. Those who hope for the military to break ranks … Continue reading

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How 90% of American Households Lost an Average of $17,000 in Wealth to the Plutocrats in 2016

By Paul Buchheit Source: Information Clearing House America has always been great for the richest 1%, and it’s rapidly becoming greater. Confirmation comes from recent work by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman; and from the 2015-2016 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databooks (GWD). … Continue reading

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Made For Each Other

  By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com Don’t be fooled by the idiotic exertions of the Red team and the Blue team. They’re just playing a game of “Capture the Flag” on the deck of the Titanic. The ship is … Continue reading

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Fuck Work

  Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren’t working anymore? By James Livingston Source: aeon Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that … Continue reading

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Stop Pretending the Rich Care About You

By Dr. Bones Source: The Conjure House One of the terrible things about being a lone bastion of bomb-throwing, fire-starting, up-against-the-wall-fascist-killing type of Anarchism is you have to mingle and jive with the enemy. Like a Seminole off the reservation … Continue reading

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Slowly, Then All at Once

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Clusterfuck Nation The staggering incoherence of the election campaign only mirrors the shocking incapacity of the American public, from top to bottom, to process the tendings of our time. The chief tending is permanent worldwide … Continue reading

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Living In A Van Down By The River – Time To Face The True State Of The Middle Class In America

By Michael Snyder Source: InvestmentWatch Do you remember the old Saturday Night Live sketches in which comedian Chris Farley portrayed a motivational speaker that lived in a van down by the river?  Unfortunately, this is becoming a reality for way … Continue reading

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