Tag Archives: Chris Hedges

The ideology that failed

  Neoliberalism is a failed ideology that has immiserated millions of ordinary citizens. Like communism, neoliberalism benefits a small cohort of elites at the expense of everyone else. Under communism, the vanguard of the proletariat, i.e. members of the Communist … Continue reading

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The Kill Switch

New Zealand just released the draft of the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership)and it is worse than we could have imagined. According to consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the TPP, “…allows corporations to bypass our three branches of government to impose enforceable sanctions … Continue reading

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The Market is the Master

There is a vague sense of a new order growing up around us. Sometimes there’s a brief glimpse of it. Sometimes late at night there’s a whisper of it on the wind. I’m referring to neofeudalism–a confluence of neoliberalism and neoconservatism … Continue reading

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Why we can’t have nice stuff

We’ve been talking a lot about foreign policy lately, but why does US foreign policy matter to the American public? It matters because our elite are committed to empire. Empire is their political economy.  Empire benefits them. Us, not so … Continue reading

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Feral Elite

What happens when you look forward instead of backward and refuse to hold your elite accountable for disastrous policy decisions and crimes? You get feral elite. They’re running wild, breeding with other feral elite. It’s a real problem. Our financial … Continue reading

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Modalities of Control

Why are American’s so docile in the face of persistent unemployment, record levels of foreclosure and a banana republic system of inequality? One word–Debt. “Workers who are unable to meet their debts, who are victimized by constantly rising interest rates … Continue reading

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