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Liquid Modernity
July 21, 2021

Wokeism radically challenges the system: “You have succeeded by virtue of your visible identity alone.”

The Dollar’s Final Crash Down a Golden Matterhorn
July 13, 2021

Was Richard Nixon a real gold friend who understood the futility of tying a weakening dollar to gold which is the only currency that has survived in history? So was Nixon actually the instigator of the movement to FreeGold?

The Dollar’s Final Crash Down a Golden Matterhorn
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11 Charts on Taxing the Wealthy and Corporations
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11 Charts on Taxing the Wealthy and Corporations
July 11, 2021

President Joe Biden and Congressional progressives have responded to public pressure by putting bold spending proposals on the table that would make our economy more fair, sustainable, and resilient in the face of future crises.

Oriental Despotism Versus Freedom: Which 4IR?
July 2, 2021

There is no running from the 4th Industrial Revolution, but the IMF’s version of it can be stopped, Joaquin Flores writes.

Oriental Despotism Versus Freedom: Which 4IR?
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America’s Crumbling Infrastructure: Drinking Water
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America’s Crumbling Infrastructure: Drinking Water
June 20, 2021

Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) measures the conditions of bridge, water and transportation infrastructure within the U.S. and publishes its findings through the Infrastructure Report Card. In 2021, America’s Cumulative Infrastructure Grade is C-, that is worse than “mediocre”. Drinking Water got the same grade.

Financial Blowout Ahead: Lobotomized Economists Clash on the Deck of the Titanic
June 13, 2021

Under the new world order of “stakeholder capitalism” citizens will learn to own nothing and be happy, Matt Ehret writes.

Financial Blowout Ahead: Lobotomized Economists Clash on the Deck of the Titanic
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The Outsourcing of America’s Food
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The Outsourcing of America’s Food
June 2, 2021

Today, the apple orchards near my grandparents’ house have been replaced by endless rows of corn and soy. In fact, my county lost 88 percent of its apple orchards between 1992 and 2017. Farmers are growing more and more of a few heavily subsidized crops in place of pretty much everything else. The peaches and onions and other crops that used to be grown within the state are now sourced from well beyond its borders.

Chris Hedges: ‘Dying for an iPhone’
June 2, 2021

Global capitalists have turned back the clock to the early days of the Industrial Revolution.  The working class is increasingly bereft of rights, blocked from forming unions, paid starvation wages, subject to wage theft, under constant surveillance, fired for minor infractions, exposed to dangerous carcinogens, forced to work overtime, given punishing quotas and abandoned when they are sick and old. Workers have become, here and abroad, disposable cogs to corporate oligarchs, who wallow in obscene personal wealth that dwarfs the worst excesses of the Robber Barons.

Chris Hedges: ‘Dying for an iPhone’
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