Friday, December 9, 2022

Tag: capitalism

Bernie vs. Hillary is Really “Clash of Civilizations”

“Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich must soon perish from the earth—or the climate perishes first.”

The Ultimate Zinger: Just Call Something ‘Evil’

Big words, like good and evil, come with lots of emotional baggage, little of which stands up to logical scrutiny. The rhetoric of evil drags terms from old-time religion and serves the political class by oversimplifying moral and political complexity, a kind of instant moral sound bite. Is money really evil? Or all of capitalism? Or the western world as if personifies only the worst of humanity? What applies to individual morality works much less well with abstract institutions.

An ‘Extremist’ in the United States

“When conventional politics has failed to deal with pressing problems, we have no choice but to think beyond the conventions, sometimes in ways that may seem extreme.”

Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice

Manchester, a poor Mexican-American neighborhood in Houston, is just one example of how industrial capitalism is killing us on an altar of profit.

Can Capitalism and Mankind Both Survive?

American mainstream journalism isn’t asking the big question: Can capitalism and mankind co-exist? The reason journalists aren’t asking is that they know the uncomfortable answer is: No they cannot.

Apocalyptic Capitalism

The Paris climate summit, dominated by the economic and political forces that are driving us toward destruction, will end with the usual empty rhetoric and a continued assault on the ecosystem.

Where American Socialism and Capitalism Blend Together Perfectly

Socialism is a word a lot of citizens fear, but Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, military and other social programs administered by the U.S. government are all socialistic aid the U.S. uses.

Higher Education: Capitalism at Its Most Despicable

Public colleges have long been expected to benefit from academic research. But that all changed in 1980 with the Bayh-Dole Act. Now universities are more deeply entrenched in the capitalist world—a true degradation of higher education.

Plain Radical: Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully

Crony capitalism, corporate personhood and too-big-to-fail corporations are the biggest problems in today’s economy. Robert Jensen's new book offers an honest economic analysis, which critiques capitalism.

Why So Many Americans Defend the Failed Capitalist Experiment

Members of the sinking middle class in our pathologically unequal society may well find it convenient to blame people in lower economic classes, who are unlikely to fight back. It's a game for the people looking down on a troubled nation.

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The Constitution as free-for-all, a la carte buffet

If this be not the worst subversion,/ Where's real career-ending perversion?

100+ groups urge Congress to back Sanders’ Yemen War Powers Resolution

"In an effort to renew this truce and further incentivize Saudi Arabia to stay at the negotiating table, we urge you to bring the War Powers Resolutions to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led coalition's war on Yemen."

Winning Georgia Senate seat, Sen. Raphael Warnock overcomes GOP push

More than 48 percent of Georgians voted for Herschel Walker, showing Republican loyalty in a battleground state.

The art of selling and repudiating hate in America

Conscientious objection to racism, antisemitism, misogyny, Islamophobia, trans and homo-phobia takes far more than sanctimonious condemnations for political point scoring.