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National (In)Security In the United States of Inequality

By Rajan Menon Source: Unz Review So effectively has the Beltway establishment captured the concept of national security that, for most of us, it automatically conjures up images of terrorist groups, cyber warriors, or “rogue states.” To ward off such … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: American Nomads

Synopsis from Top Documentary Films Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view – a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges … Continue reading

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Why America is the World’s First Poor Rich Country

Or, How American Collapse is Made of a New Kind of Poverty By Umair Haque Source: Eudaimonia Consider the following statistics. The average American can’t scrape together $500 for an emergency. A third of Americans can’t afford food, shelter, and healthcare. … Continue reading

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America is Disneyland

By Chris Kanthan Source: Activist Post Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth! Millions of families visit the theme park every year to enjoy the magical place of rides, spectacular shows and cheerful cartoon figures. Everything is clean, perfect and … Continue reading

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Human Anxiety in Late-Stage Capitalism

  By Phil Rockstroh Source: Consortium News A number of recent press articles, including an over 8,000-word feature piece in The New York Times have asked, to quote the Times’ headline, “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?” … 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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It Is Bettter to Light One Candle than to Curse the Darkness

By Harvey Lothian Source: Dissident Voice The world is in bad shape. Every reasonably intelligent, aware, objective person in the world knows, if only intuitively, that something is very, very wrong. There should not be this many armed conflicts, this much … Continue reading

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