Tag Archives: class warfare

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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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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Coming Out of the Closet

I have decided to come out of the closet and live my life free from shame. Nope, not gay, if that’s what you were thinking. Not that there’s anything wrong with that sort of thing. No, my closet consists of … Continue reading

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