Tag Archives: Late Stage Capitalism

Private gain must no longer be allowed to elbow out the public good

By Dirk Philipsen Source: aeon Adam Smith had an elegant idea when addressing the notorious difficulty that humans face in trying to be smart, efficient and moral. In The Wealth of Nations (1776), he maintained that the baker bakes bread … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Becoming a Third World Nation?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds This is a chart of an informal kleptocracy which cloaks itself in the faux finery of democracy and a (rigged) “market” economy. Back in the day, nations that didn’t qualify as either … Continue reading

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Why We’re Blind to the System Destroying Us

By Jonathan Cook Source: Information Clearing House I rarely use this blog to tell readers what they should believe. Rather I try to indicate why it might be wise to distrust, at least without very good evidence, what those in … Continue reading

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Loneliness

By Yogi Prateado Source: Adbusters The Silicon Valley in which I live, a culture infused with the cocaine high of technological breakthroughs, grates against my earthly sensibilities. Riding on the crest of adrenalin, discovery, and money, what many in the fair … Continue reading

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