Candidates may shun donations from Big Pharma, but are they finally ready to take on drug prices climbing through the roof? by Addy Baird Think Progress edited by O Society Mar 19, 2019 Once a month, Sarah Stark makes the trip to her local pharmacy to pick up the insulin she needs to keep her … Continue reading Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin. This is now a 2020 campaign issue. Seriously.
When it comes to admissions to elite schools, money can all but guarantee access to those who can afford it Jamiles Lartey Guardian Mar 14, 2019 Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son in law and senior aide, was admitted to Harvard after his father made a $2.5m donation to the school, despite a ‘less than stellar’ high school … Continue reading The perfectly legal – but immoral – ways rich kids get into top colleges
by Mawr Gorshin Infinite Ocean edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 Photo by Carlos Herrero on Pexels.comIntroduction Analysis of the 1944 film adaptation of Gaslight, leads to a recognition of ‘political gaslighting.' In abusive interpersonal relationships, the abuser fabricates, denies, and distorts the truth to disorient the victim. The super-rich, as well as the … Continue reading The Narcissism of Capital
written by Peter Clark Inverted Logic edited by O Society Mar 11, 2019 “…. 1. The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. 2. The material or monetary worth of something… ” . The first definition of the term Value is more categorically aligned with a qualitative application of the … Continue reading The Diamond-Water Paradox
New York’s resistance to Amazon’s HQ2 is a model for a new kind of politics for cities to follow by Julia Salazar and Shaun Scott Guardian Feb 26, 2019 We are from New York City and Seattle respectively. What unites us – and other major cities across the country – is that we are forced to make … Continue reading Cities across America should unite against big corporations
Why the textbook was written is an interesting tale of dark money advancing libertarian propaganda. by Dee Maitland Truthout February 22, 2019 The first clue this textbook lacked academic integrity became apparent when the authors, three philosophy and marketing professors, began their section on trade 40,000 years ago, with the claim that the Neanderthals became extinct because … Continue reading Koch Network Pushes Deceitful Textbook on Cash-Strapped Schools Pushing “Libertarian” Greed Agenda
Musical intro: When My Train Pulls In by Gary Clark Jr https://youtu.be/2XITBuWNROk by Nomi Prins TomDispatch Feb 26, 2019 Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism sparsely covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality hiding in plain sight. And this phenomenon of ever more concentrated wealth and … Continue reading Survival of the Richest: All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t