Tag Archives: class warfare

That’s just the way it is

  Divide and rule is as old as the hills. That’s just the way it is. In the wake of Trump’s surprising win over Hillary Clinton, Democrats have seized upon several explanations for the poor showing of their establishment candidate. … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Why hasn’t a left-wing populist party arisen in the US in the wake of the Wall Street crash and bail-out by the government? Why have labor unions, environmentalists, racial and ethnic minorities not created an alternative to the fully … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Countries

  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” When Charles Dickens wrote the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities it was in reference to London and Paris during the French Revolution, but his epochal depiction … Continue reading

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How Neoliberalism Became a Pejorative

  Neoliberal’s have gotten a touch defensive lately. Recently, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait tweeted, “What if every use of ‘neoliberal’ was replaced with, simply, ‘liberal’? Would any non-propagandistic meaning be lost?” Neoliberalism is the generally accepted name for the socially atomizing, inequality-generating, environmentally … Continue reading

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Priorities

  The US is the greatest country the world has ever seen, proclaim our leaders. It’s getting hard to take these kinds of statements seriously. In Flint, Michigan we’ve decided that we really don’t give a fuck if the residents … Continue reading

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We’re All Greeks Now

Who needs an army when you have economists and central bankers? This is the reality we face in an era where debt and austerity are the weapons wielded by modern imperialism. In the aftermath of the Greek referendum rejecting austerity, … Continue reading

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“Corporations are people, my friend,”

Political/economy is who gets what, and who pays the price. We forget this adage at our own peril. The wealthy and the corporations they own have captured our government and are imposing on us the policies that benefit them. Contrary … Continue reading

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