Tag Archives: oligarchy

Tyranny, Not Oligarchy

I recall the angst I felt during the last election cycle.   Mitt Romney was the republican nominee running against an incumbent Barack Obama.   My concern was well founded as I listened to the benefits of having a ‘businessman’ … Continue reading

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Engage: Fear

As I’ve watched the convention these past few days it’s blatantly obvious from what playbook the Republican party is playing.   In fact, one needs only to read the slogan “Keep America Safe” to understand that they are feeding 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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This is What an Oligarchy Looks Like

The word oligarchy is getting lots of coverage these days as more and more of us are realizing how close we are  to becoming a nation of many ruled by a few, unelected, elitist individuals. A recent Al Jazeera article … 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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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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Trans Pacific Bribery: Government By and For the Corporation

The Guardian (I stress, again, NOT a US newspaper) just published a quite insightful article concerning the connection between US Congress members and their rebuke of democracy by relegating the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to a fast track passage. Here … Continue reading

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The Oligarchy at Work: Europe Caves for TPP Deal

The Guardian published this story on Friday:  EU Dropped Pesticide Laws Due to Us Pressure Over TTIP, Documents Reveal, it discusses the unprecedented reach of the oligarchy in making this deal happen.  (The thought that they are reaching out so … Continue reading

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Socializing Big Oil: Counting the Cost

Socialism manifests itself across many areas of the United States economic system and one of the largest manifestations is demonstrated in the Big Oil business. In an investigative article published today by The Guardian (note: NOT an American newspaper) provides … Continue reading

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Trans Pacific Partnership and The Financialization Revolution

It’s a bit of nepotism, but I am linking an article written by my brother in law because of its excellent summary of the Trans Pacific Partnership. TPP Trade Pact Fails On So Many Levels gives a brief examination of the … Continue reading

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