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America’s Debt Dependence Makes It An Easy Economic Target

By Brandon Smith Source: Alt-Market.com There is a classic denial tactic that many people use when confronted with negative facts about a subject they have a personal attachment to; I would call it “deferral denial” — or a psychological postponing of … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Economy: 9 Toxic Dynamics

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds These nine dynamics are mutually reinforcing. Beneath the surface signals of an eternally rising stock market and expanding GDP, we all sense something is deeply, systemically wrong with the U.S. economy. These … 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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The End of Empire

The brutality abroad is matched by a growing brutality at home. By Chris Hedges Source: CommonDreams The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military expansion … Continue reading

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The War Conspiracy – Oligarchical Collectivism

By Ethan Indigo Smith Source: OpEdNews.com “Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that war is criminal or that accepting it is criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War and the … Continue reading

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Is the US Economy Heading for Recession?

By Jack Rasmus Source: Global Research This past week the U.S. government announced the country’s economy rose in the January-March 2016 at a mere 0.5 percent annual growth rate. Since the U.S., unlike other countries, estimates its GDP based on … Continue reading

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The Mad Violence of Casino Capitalism

By Henry Giroux Source: Counterpunch American society is morally bankrupt and politically broken, and its vision of the future appears utterly dystopian. As the United States descends into the dark abyss of an updated form of totalitarianism, the unimaginable has … Continue reading

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The US economy has not recovered and will not recover

By Paul Craig Roberts Source: Intrepid Report The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated. Jobs offshoring benefitted Wall Street, corporate executives, and shareholders, because lower labor and compliance costs resulted … Continue reading

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