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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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N is for Neofeudalism

  Everything that was old is new again. Take feudalism, it’s making a comeback. The US economy is trending towards wage bondage and economic polarization, with an all-American debt peonage that I’ve come to call neofeudalism. Heterodox economist Michael Hudson explains how … Continue reading

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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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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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The Empire Strikes Back–Continued…

The recent election was quite illuminating in understanding neo-feudalism. There’s always been a tension inherent in the vision of America democracy.   On one hand are the Jeffersonians who see democracy as the natural trajectory. On the other hand, are the … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back

I discuss neo-feudalism at CK a fair amount. Okay, a lot. Going forward, I want to explore how Neo-feudalism came to be our reality. My decades of research have convinced me that this was no accident; shaped by benign, external forces. … Continue reading

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