Tag Archives: Plutocracy

What’s the future of U.S. democracy? More inequality, polarization and violence

It might have been irrelevant whether Biden or Trump won this election. Yes, the problems are that bad By Ramzy Baroud Source: Information Clearing House In January 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index downgraded the state of democracy in the United … Continue reading

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“Watch this!”

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov There are times in my career as a collapse observer and systematizer when my running commentary can quite reasonably be pared down to just two words: “Watch this!” The current severe stage of the … Continue reading

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Everybody Knows the Fight was Fixed

By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain “Yeah, like [in] a church. Church of the Good Hustler.” – Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) in The Hustler At the end of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play, A Doll’s House, Nora, the aggrieved wife, leaves … Continue reading

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America After the Election: A Few Hard Truths About the Things That Won’t Change

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”—George Orwell The American people remain eager to be persuaded that a new … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Elect Matters Most: Central Banking and the Permanent Government

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We’re Number One in wealth, income and power inequality, yea for the Fed and the Empire! If we avert our eyes from the electoral battle on the blood-soaked sand of the Coliseum … Continue reading

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American Requiem

However inequitable its bias, capitalist democracy at least offered the possibility of incremental and piecemeal reform. Now it is a corpse. By Chris Hedges Source: ScheerPost.com Well, it’s over. Not the election. The capitalist democracy. However biased it was towards … Continue reading

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Lords of Misrule: UK Elites and the Rise of Global Feudalism

By Chris Floyd Source: Empire Burlesque I darkly suspect that the UK is entering a long winter of discontent and widespread upheaval, which will likely end with the replacement of the hapless opportunist Boris Johnson by someone even worse: the … Continue reading

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Global billionaire wealth tops $10 trillion as COVID-19 deaths mount

By Jacob Crosse Source: WSWS.org The collective wealth of the world’s 2,189 billionaires has risen to $10.2 trillion, an increase of nearly $1.3 trillion in the past three years, according to a new report by the Swiss bank UBS and … Continue reading

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