Tag Archives: economic inequality

No, This Is Not Another 1929, 1973, 1987, 2000, or 2008

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Basing one’s decisions on analogs from the past is entering a fool’s paradise of folly. Like addicts who cannot control their cravings, financial analysts cannot stop themselves from seeking some analog situation … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Crime, Corporate Welfare, Corruption, culture, Dystopia, Economics, elites, Empire, Financial Crisis, Inequality, Neoliberalism, news, Oligarchy, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, State Crime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Charlie Chaplin and Truly Modern Times

By Daniel Warner Source: CounterPunch Acrobat, musician, composer, clown, mime, movie star, director and producer, Academy Award winner for lifetime achievement, but still driven from the United States for his backing of the Soviet Union, Charlie Chaplin should need little … Continue reading

Posted in anti-war, Art, culture, Film, History, Inequality, media, society, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

America’s Despair

By Vladimir Odintsov Source: New Eastern Outlook More and more people in the United States are feeling let down by American capitalism, and the population is being plunged into depression. This was the alarming conclusion reached by two researchers from … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Crime, culture, Dystopia, Economics, elites, Empire, Financial Crisis, Health, Housing Crisis, Inequality, Labor, Oligarchy, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, State Crime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Of Course Billionaires Shouldn’t Exist

By HipCrime Vocab There’s apparently a row over whether billionaires should exist. That is, whether or not billionaires should be a thing in our society. What a stupid question. Of course billionaires shouldn’t exist! But the reason has nothing to do with … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, Corporate Crime, Corruption, culture, Economics, elites, Financial Crisis, History, Inequality, Oligarchy, Privatization, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coronavirus reminds us we are organisms in an environment

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience A close friend of mine, a professor of English literature, has been researching American philosopher John Dewey, whose book Quest for Certainty captivated me so much many years ago that I read it again right … Continue reading

Posted in consciousness, culture, Economics, Health, Inequality, Philosophy, Science, society, Sociology, Technocracy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Bloomberg Was Stopped, Frisked and Bruised at Debate

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens Source: Wall Street on Parade Michael Bloomberg reaffirmed for those who have turned off the news since January 20, 2017 that no one, not even his own mock debate team, dares to tell a … Continue reading

Posted in corporate news, culture, Election Fraud, elites, media, news, Oligarchy, society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Neoliberal Economics Destroyed the Economy and the Middle Class

By Paul Craig Roberts Source: PaulCraigRoberts.com According to official US government economic data, the US economy has been growing for 10.5 years since June of 2009. The reason that the US government can produce this false conclusion is that costs … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Crime, Corporate Welfare, Corruption, culture, Economics, elites, Empire, Financial Crisis, imperialism, Inequality, Neoliberalism, Oligarchy, Recession, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, State Crime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Unraveling Quickens

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Even if we don’t measure the erosion of intangible capital, the social and political consequences of this impoverishment are manifesting in all sorts of ways. The central thesis of my new book … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Crime, culture, Economics, elites, Financial Crisis, Inequality, Neoliberalism, Recession, Social Engineering, society, State Crime | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment