How Insecurity in Relationships Makes You Want More Things

New research on attachment insecurity shows what drives a desire for money. by Susan Krauss Whitbourne   Psychology Today Dec 15, 2018 When your finances fall short of your needs, it’s normal to look for new resources to guarantee you security. If those new resources come in the form of a potential romantic relationship, it’s therefore … Continue reading How Insecurity in Relationships Makes You Want More Things

How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts

Clean Slate proclamations were part of the community’s self-preservation. by Michael Hudson Evonomics Dec 3, 2018 Adapted from …and Forgive Them Their Debts: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year. Islet. November 15, 2018.  There has been an explosion of discussion about whether to cancel student debts. Critics of the idea point out … Continue reading How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts

This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work

by Ellen Brown Truthdig Dec 16, 2018 Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is part of a group of Congress members pushing for a Green New Deal. (Charles Krupa / AP Photo) With what author and activist Naomi Klein calls “galloping momentum,” the “Green New Deal” promoted by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appears to be forging a … Continue reading This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work

The Pentagon Steadfastly Stonewalls Against Making Its Budget Auditable

Janine Jackson interviews Dave Lindorff on Pentagon budget fraud FAIR Dec 14, 2018 CounterSpin audio MP3 Link   This is a lightly edited transcript: Janine Jackson: For those of us who remember the $640 toilet seat, the unbelievable absurdity of Pentagon spending has long been—while unbelievably absurd—taken for granted: The Department of Defense spends billions and … Continue reading The Pentagon Steadfastly Stonewalls Against Making Its Budget Auditable

A Propagandist of Privatization

by RON JACOBS Counterpunch Dec 14, 2018 Recently, a champion of capitalism named Alexander Markovsky penned an absurd little column for the website of The Hill, a publication dedicated to covering Capitol Hill and read by hundreds of Congresspeople and their staffs. The column was an argument for the privatization of America’s infrastructure: Let capitalism — not … Continue reading A Propagandist of Privatization

Surveillance fears grow as Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans (Echochamber Friday)

Welcome to Echochamber Friday, when we intentionally read stories we wouldn't usually look at so we don't become frogs in a well. Today, we hear the sheep say, "But I don't care if Taylor Swift has this facial recognition tech to keep stalkers away from her! It will get me into shows and I won't … Continue reading Surveillance fears grow as Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans (Echochamber Friday)

The Truth About Privatization

  by Robert Reich Dec 12, 2018 Privatization. Privatization. Privatization. It’s all you hear from Republicans. But what does it actually mean? Generations ago, America built an entire national highway system, along with the largest and best public colleges and universities in the world. Also public schools and national parks, majestic bridges, dams that generated electricity … Continue reading The Truth About Privatization