Category Archives: economy

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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History Repeats Itself

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The Oppression of the Supermajority

By Tim Wu/ New York Times/ March 5, 2019 We are told that America is divided and polarized as never before. Yet when it comes to many important areas of policy, that simply isn’t true. About 75 percent of Americans … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We?

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Freefall Economy

The US is on the edge of the economic precipice – Trump may push it over By Robert Reich/ The Guardian/ December 23, 2018 On Friday, Donald Trump said: “We are totally prepared for a very long shutdown.” It was … Continue reading

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$21 Trillion–Poof! It’s Gone.

The Pentagon Failed Its Audit Amid a $21 Trillion Scandal (Yes, Trillion) By Lee Camp/ Truthdig/ December 18, 2018 New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was ruthlessly attacked recently, and I feel a bit responsible. I might have accidentally tainted her … Continue reading

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Tired of Losing?

Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars Hint: They’re Winning in Other Ways By William Astore/ TomDispatch.com/ October 25, 2018 As America enters the 18th year of its war in Afghanistan and its 16th in Iraq, the war on … Continue reading

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How the Rich Get Richer

Seeing Trump tax returns is just first step By Charlotte Rampell/ Washington Post/ October 8, 2018   Everyone is shocked, shocked to learn that President Trump amassed his fortune not by the sweat of his brow, but rather the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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