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Concentrated

  Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods has raised alarms about economic concentration.¬†No corporation epitomizes monopoly better than Amazon, who’s business model is predicated on losing money with their super-low prices in order to capture market share. Their dominant position then … 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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The Orb

  We live in a post-satire world. There is no more glaring example of this than the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, where US president Donald Trump visited to participate in this¬†Orwellian photo-op. Seriously, … Continue reading

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The Other Ratchet

  I’ve written before about how our political process is like a ratchet, where the Republicans apply rightward force, while the Democrats allow this rightward movement but whenever there’s a lull, they lock into place and prevent any movement back … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid

  In retrospect it seems obvious, but political scientist Corey Robin argues that Bernie Sanders did so well in the 2016 presidential election because he’s the first Democrat in forever to offer a trenchant political analysis of the US economy. … Continue reading

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The Weathervane Bares All

  As I’ve stated repeatedly, the recent presidential election and its aftermath have been amazingly clarifying. Come to find out that the torrent of propaganda spewed out by the corporate media in the run up to the invasion of Iraq, … Continue reading

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Domesticated

  Trump ran for office vowing to change US foreign policy and put America first. That didn’t last long. Trump’s cruise missile attack on Syria in response to the Syrian military’s so-called chemical weapon attack, marks the culmination of a … Continue reading

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