Tag Archives: Precariat

Why Are so Few Americans Able to Get Ahead?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%. Despite the rah-rah about the “ownership society” and the best economy … Continue reading

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America’s Social Depression Is Accelerating

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We need to value honesty above optimism. Once we can speak honestly, there is a foundation for optimism. Beneath the rah-rah statistics of “the greatest economy ever,” the social depression is accelerating. The … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Middle Class

In her new book, Alissa Quart chronicles what happens when capitalism and families collide By Ann Neumann Source: The Baffler AS THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF MANY in the United States has declined over the past several decades, journalists have often focused on … Continue reading

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This Viral ‘Feel-Good’ Story Is Actually an Indictment of American Labor Hell

By Luke O’Neil Source: Observer In what’s quickly become the feel-good story of the week, a young Alabama man named Walter Carr is being lauded across the country for his perseverance and indomitable spirit. It’s the type of story that … 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’s Rich Are Completely Losing Touch With Reality — and That’s a Really Bad Sign

By Shaun Bradley Source: AntiMedia The divide between wealthy and working class has grown wider each year since the last financial crisis, but this disconnect is about much more than just money or politics. The super-rich, in particular, have become … 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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