Category Archives: Economics

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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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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Marx Warned Us

Capitalism Is Beyond Saving, and America Is Living Proof By Jacob Bacharach/ Truthdig/ August 31, 2018     Policies that fail in the same way over and over are not failing. Someone is lying about their intent. The drug war … Continue reading

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Digging a Hole

Worth a click…. http://www.usdebtclock.org

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Follow the Money

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Why Wages Are Going Nowhere

  Why Do 80% of Americans Say They Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck? By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ July 30, 2018 The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the … Continue reading

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How Central Banks Rule the World

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Dysfunctional Economics

 

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IGNORANCE ISN’T BLISS

The corporate media ignores the rise of oligarchy. The rest of us shouldn’t By Bernie Sanders/ The Guardian/ March 16, 2018 The rapid rise of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral, economic, and political issue of … Continue reading

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