Category Archives: economy

IT’S ONLY OUR MONEY

The Pentagon Money Pit By Dave Lindorff/ Counterpunch/ August 11, 2016 What if the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services were to report that $6.5 billion in spending by that federal agency was unaccounted for and … Continue reading

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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore…Thank Goodness!

Here’s What’s the Matter with Kansas…   Jun. 24, 2016  By Thom Hartmann      The verdict is in, and it’s time for conservatives to face the cold hard facts. Right-wing trickle-down Reaganomics doesn’t work. It doesn’t work internationally, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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How Economic Hitmen Work

This two-minute video explains a lot…..

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The TPP: The Latest Free-Trade Ripoff

My February 19 letter in the Monterey Herald: Every few years. like clockwork, we are presented with a new free trade agreement that promises to do all kinds of wonderful things. This time it’s the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Like NAFTA and … Continue reading

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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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Who Gets Our Money?

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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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Elizabeth Warren: Speaking Truth to Power…and Colbert

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