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Thanks Obama! Now It’s Your Turn Donald…

Perhaps, one measure of a President can be seen in the way he leaves his nation’s economic health to his successor. If so, let’s use this article from the Financial Times to gauge where Donald and the US will be in … Continue reading

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Oligarchy: Full Steam Ahead

The Koch brothers tentacles reach deep within the neuro-network of our nation and if you haven’t read ‘Dark Money’ by Jane Mayer yet you should click on over and order that writ. While you are waiting for your delivery, check out … Continue reading

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Financialization Complete

It is with all confidence that I can say the recent election results have indisputably ushered us into a full-blown Financialization Era.   We can no longer claim to be a democracy, we are now an oligarchy. While I can … Continue reading

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US Socialist Example No. 23: Congress

With a lot of heated discussions going on about socialism, it seems pertinent to bring up the fact that every single congressperson is part of the socialist fabric of our nation. Socialism is merely an economic system wherein government controls the … Continue reading

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U.S. Oligarchy Level: Expert

A big part of the process of financialization is the influence of elite/corporate interests in politics and policy setting.  A recent article published by a website The Nation exemplifies this principle: our Federal Reserve system is quietly being saturated with Goldman Sachs … Continue reading

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Uruguay Stands Up to the Oligarchs

In a recent plot twist to the Oligarchical scheme of making us a “New World Order” under corporate rules, Uruguay suspended its participation of the Trade in Services Agreement, a partner of the TransPacific Partnership agreement which reflects pure corporate … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Bleeding Heart

People often refer to liberals with two adjectives:  Bleeding Hearts.  The connotation is that liberals have sympathy for everyone, we are pushovers, we’ll absolutely take your hard-earned money and give it to the homeless guy who does nothing all day. Not really. … Continue reading

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On Meanings and Matters of Democracy

I don’t think we fully realize it, but the meaning of the democracy is really a two-fer.    The first and most ubiquitous meaning is identified with citizen participation in policy making and leader choosing through the process of voting, lending their … Continue reading

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At Least We Are Talking About It! The Four Letter “S” Word That Is….

A recent article in the Daily Kos discusses the ‘democratic socialist’ identity that is attached to  presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.   Several other news stories are also talking about the Four Letter “S” Word Bernie Sanders 2016:  Young Americans Say … Continue reading

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The Cost of Financialization

Corporations currently earn their money through a myriad of paper transactions rather than by producing an actual product – this is Financialization and its negative effects on the economy continue to expose themselves. In a newly publish Forbes article, contributor … Continue reading

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