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Unless It Changes, Capitalism Will Starve Humanity By 2050

By Drew Hansen/ Forbes/ February 9, 2017 Capitalism has generated massive wealth for some, but it’s devastated the planet and has failed to improve human well-being at scale. • Species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 times faster than that … Continue reading

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Revolt Is the Only Barrier to a Fascist America

By Chris Hedges/ Truthout/ January 22, 2017   This is a transcript of a talk Chris Hedges gave at the Inaugurate the Resistance rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The ruling elites, terrified by the mobilization of the left in … 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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“Helpless Before the Corporate Onslaught”

RISE UP OR DIE By Chris Hedges/ OpEdNews/ May 20, 2013   We stand helpless before the corporate onslaught. There is no way to vote against corporate power. Citizens have no way to bring about the prosecution of Wall Street … Continue reading

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No Wonder He Earned a Nobel Prize

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The Unspoken Reason For the Rise and Fall 0f America

A BPR Special Report By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report “At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas of which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Everything

BPR Quote of the Day “The untrammeled intensification of laissez-faire capitalism and the spread of market values into all areas of life, is endangering our open and democratic society.” George Soros

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Crony Capitalism

If you missed this PBS episode from January 20, 2012,, it is well worth a look. Bill Moyers & Company explores “Crony Capitalism,” i.e. what’s remains of what we used to call capitalism and democracy. David Stockman, former budget director … Continue reading

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The Light At the End of This Economic Tunnel Is a Train

In an interview with AlterNet, economist Joseph Stiglitz points to a dismal future for this country if we continue the current path of widening economic inequality. Deregulation, government downsizing, and an unfair tax system is making things worse. The middle … Continue reading

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The Visible Hand of the Market

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