Papering Over the Rot
Opinion

Papering Over the Rot

The death spiral of the American Empire will not be halted with civility. It will not be halted with the 42 executive orders signed by Joe Biden, however, welcome many are, especially since they can, with a new chief executive, be immediately revoked. It will not be halted by removing Donald Trump, and the crackpot…

The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing to Do with Trump
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The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing to Do with Trump

Asserting that Donald Trump is a fascist-like dictator threatening the previously sturdy foundations of U.S. democracy has been a virtual requirement over the last four years to obtain entrance to cable news Green Rooms, sinecures as mainstream newspaper columnists, and popularity in faculty lounges. Yet it has proven to be a preposterous farce. In 2020…

Why They’re Denying You Healthcare and Financial Support During a Pandemic
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Why They’re Denying You Healthcare and Financial Support During a Pandemic

An old adage known as Betteridge’s law of headlines asserts that “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” There’s a Bloomberg story trending on Twitter right now about China having the ability to control the weather, with the headline reading “Has China Mastered Weather Modification? Should We Worry?” According…

Health and Wealth in India – Farmers’ Lives Matter
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Health and Wealth in India – Farmers’ Lives Matter

The deregulation of international capital flows has turned the planet into a free-for-all bonanza for the world’s richest capitalists. Under the post-World-War Two Bretton Woods monetary regime, governments could to a large extent run their own macroeconomic policy without having to constantly seek market confidence or worry about capital flight. However, the deregulation of global…

The Pandemic Dirty Dozen
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The Pandemic Dirty Dozen

These 12 people get rich while doing the most harm. It’s tough to even explain to people how much the wealth of the richest Americans has increased while everyone else has suffered during this pandemic. The human brain can’t process the numbers. It’s like trying to explain the entire plot of “Twin Peaks” to a…