Category Archives: economy

MARKET MADNESS

Why is the stock market soaring amid a pandemic? Because Trump thinks that may save him By Bob Cesca/ Salon.com/ July 24, 2020   All told, Donald Trump is a bit of an expert at blurting things that force the … Continue reading

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HOW WE BROKE THE WORLD

Greed and globalization set us up for disaster. By Tom Friedman/ New York Times/ May 30, 2020 If recent weeks have shown us anything, it’s that the world is not just flat. It’s fragile. And we’re the ones who made … Continue reading

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THE AMERICA WE NEED

By the Editorial Board/ New York Times/ April 9, 2020 From some of its darkest hours, the United States has emerged stronger and more resilient. Between May and July 1862, even as Confederate victories in Virginia raised doubts about the … Continue reading

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Change is Coming

Neoliberalism Has Radicalized a Whole Generation By Conor Lynch/ Truthdig/ February 26, 2020 When the conversation veered toward “capitalism” and “socialism” at last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, the preeminent capitalist on the stage, Michael Bloomberg, could hardly … Continue reading

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Choosing Death Over Life

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Global Capitalism Is Theft

Government Debts as Class Swindles By Richard Wolff/ Common Dreams/ January 31, 2020 In modern capitalism, governments routinely borrow money. They do this to finance budget deficits that occur when governments raise less in taxes than they spend. Governments also … Continue reading

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GDP UP, BUT WHO BENEFITS?

Why You Shouldn’t Believe Those G.D.P. Numbers The statistics keep on rising, but they don’t track the well-being of most Americans. By David Leonhardt/ New York Times/ December 15, 2019 The Commerce Department will announce the latest G.D.P. numbers on … Continue reading

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OLIGARCH NATION

Revenge of the Billionaires: How an Oligarchy of the Morbidly Rich Can Take Down Democracy By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ November 22, 2019    The current issue of the Atlantic magazine founded itself in the years just before the Civil War, is ominously … Continue reading

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CAPITALISM WORKS GREAT–EXCEPT WHEN IT DOESN’T

By Arlen Grossman Published at OpEd News, October 5, 2019   Democracy, if we ever truly had it, is rapidly disappearing in America today. If most people want background checks for guns, universal health care, a higher minimum wage, action … Continue reading

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Scary Word

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