Two Hetereodox Views Of The Global Market Meltdown – Take Note!

Thom Hartmann – the partisan hack that he is – tends to abuse the term “Reaganomics” in an effort to deflect blame from the neoliberal Dem party which has adopted the underlying ideology for its own — understood world-wide not as “Reaganomics” but as neoliberalism — which preceded Reagan(and Thatcher) by at least a decade […]

“Corbynomics” – A Peoples’ QE

Taking Corbynomics Seriously by: Robert Skidelsky source: Project Syndicate Fiscal austerity has become such a staple of conventional wisdom in the UK that anyone in public life who challenges it is written off as a dangerous leftist. Jeremy Corbyn, the current favourite to become the next leader of Britain’s Labour party, is the latest victim […]

Central Banks v. The People

Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting Force Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler source: Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy Are we witnessing the corruption of central banks? Are we observing the money-creating powers of central banks being used to drive up prices in the stock market for the benefit of the mega-rich? These questions […]

Tear Down The Wall Of Lies On “Illegal” (Im)migration, Bernie Sanders!

  Zero Hour by JOHN ROSS source: Counterpunch, January 15 2008 At the stroke of midnight this past January 1st, a hundred or so farmers and day laborers from both sides of the border converged on the hump of the Cordoba Las Americas bridge that connects up El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, to mark the demise […]

Desperately Visionless and Self-eviscertaing Electoral Short-termism Of The Partisan, Liberal, “Left”

Nothing Left The long, slow surrender of American liberals By Adolph Reed Jr., From Harper’s March 2014 issue source: Harper’s Magazine For nearly all the twentieth century there was a dynamic left in the United States grounded in the belief that unrestrained capitalism generated unacceptable social costs. That left crested in influence between 1935 and 1945, when it anchored […]

Capitalism Favoring Social(ist)Liberals’ Big Management Dilemma: “The Right Amount of Inequality”

The Liberals and Inequality, Then and Now by David L. Wilson source: Monthly Review Articles on income equality sometimes note that the U.S. economy hasn’t faced the current level of disparity since 1928, on the eve of the Great Depression.  There has been much less discussion of the responses to the issue back then, even though […]

Black Lives Matter Naught, To Genetically Black-faced President Obama’s “Democratic” Party

That’s right. Not to Obama and not to Bernie Sanders. I took my 15 year old (high functioning autistic) son to Bernie’s L.A. rally. He hit the notes – all but one dissonant, and I can’t even recall the one – in perfect partisan pitch. His new BLM associated press secretary fronted the entire affair. […]

Ralph Nader: Open Letter to Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

Open Letter to Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders by RALPH NADER source: Counterpunch Dear Senator Sanders, You’ve come a long way without my advice, but now that you are running for president, you may be interested in these suggestions: You’ve taken progressive positions on “decent paying job programs” such as investing in repairing our country’s public works, […]

The Donald Dresses Down The Political Mickey Mouse Status Quo

Swan Song for the Donald? GOP Party Bosses Plan to “Take Out” Trump by MIKE WHITNEY source: Counterpunch The people who own this country don’t like euthanizing one of their own. But they’ll do it in heartbeat if they think their world of privilege, patronage and power is at risk.  Last Thursday, Donald Trump overstepped his bounds and crossed […]

Inching Leftward With Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders In Times Of Nuclear Hair Triggers

Bernie Sanders is half the democratic socialist that is Jeremy Corbin. Neither one of them, and perhaps rightly so, since the public sentiment is not there, is exhorting the electorate to embrace an anti capitalist, revolutionary, platform. Anyone bull-rushing capitalism without the support of the public could be considered either a true revolutionary – until he […]

Universal Basic Income — An Idea Spanning The Political Spectrum

The Right to a Dignified Life People across the political spectrum support a universal basic income. Socialists must make the anticapitalist case for it. by Jesse A. Myerson source:  Jacobin Magazine Proposals for a libertarian-socialist coalition frequently emphasize the trans-ideological support for a universal basic income (UBI), whose proponents half a century ago ranged from Milton […]