Category Archives: economy

Capitalism: The True Cost of the Free Market

The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn’t Working By Paul Buchheit/ Common Dreams/ August 24, 2015 (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) To followers of Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan, and to all the business people who despise government, ‘community’ is a form … Continue reading

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Greece: The Muscle of Corporate Capitalism

We Are All Greeks Now http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/we_are_all_greeks_now_20150712/ Posted on Jul 12, 2015 By Chris Hedges    A demonstrator waves a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in central Athens on Friday. (Petros Karadjias / AP) The poor and the working class in the United States know … Continue reading

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BAD TRADE

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Oh Really, O’Reilly?

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It Must Happen Here

Tariq Ali: The Time Is Right for a Palace Revolution By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ March 1, 2015 PRINCETON, N.J.—Tariq Ali is part of the royalty of the left. His more than 20 books on politics and history, his seven novels, … Continue reading

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NOTHING HAS CHANGED

BPR QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It is a government of the people by the people for the people no longer; it is a government of corporations by corporations for corporations.” Rutherford B. Hayes

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A Living Wage: In Denmark, They Have It Their Way

Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark By Liz Alderman and Steven Greenhouse/ New York Times/ October 27, 2014 COPENHAGEN — On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger King and … Continue reading

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Carlin: Here Are Your Owners

Always worth another look…..

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Puppets are people, my friend

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We’re Number One!

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