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Because Markets

  Once again, there was a mass-shooting in America. This time in Las Vegas, where a 64 year old man sprayed bullets down onto concert-goers, killing 58 people and wounding 489. The statistics paint a horrible picture of gun violence in … Continue reading

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Pitchforks

  Since the election results came in the Hillary Clinton wing of the Democratic Party along with the corporate media have been in full cry over Russia’s supposed interference. Nick Hanauer, a Seattle-based entrepreneur, has a better explanation of why … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Consent

  While our neoliberal elite have been more than willing to offshore traditional manufacturing, they’ve kept the manufacturing of consent right here in America. Though western countries claim to be democracies, they all suffer from income and wealth inequality, with many … Continue reading

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Like Ike

  Before he took office, President Obama professed his admiration of President Reagan. Lately he’s behaving like President Eisenhower. Eisenhower, after creating the military-industrial-complex and nascent deep state, famously warned against it. As he was leaving office. Many Americans remember Eisenhower’s … Continue reading

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Because Markets

  Neoliberals believe that a market society is the natural and inexorable state of humankind, where Americans are not citizens so much as consumers. However, neoliberals recognize that this state of affairs will not arise naturally and must be constructed through … Continue reading

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FIRE Alarm

  We used to make things and employee people who were paid wages that they spent back into the economy. Finance properly allocated capital for productive ends rather than speculation and fraud. We had a productive economy that benefitted Main … 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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