Category Archives: Economics

Kristof: Why Trump and Sanders Resonate

America the Unfair? By Nicholas Kristof/ New York Times/ January 21, 2016 Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t agree on much. Nor do the Black Lives Matter movement, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the armed ranchers who seized public … Continue reading

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SANDERS AND KING AGREE: DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM FOR AMERICA

BPR Quote of the Day: “There must be better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward  a democratic socialism. Call it what you may, call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better … Continue reading

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The American Empire

Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations.  –   December 13, 2015

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Bankers Can Be Jailed? In Iceland They Can

Iceland Just Jailed Dozens of Corrupt Bankers for 74 Years, The Opposite of What America Does The prosecution of the Icelandic bankers represents an accountability that does not exist in America. By Jay Syrmopoulos/ The Free Thought Project/ October 21, … Continue reading

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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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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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