Hanlon’s Razor Illustrated: Michaels Pence and Pompeo Go To Europe

      Hanlon's Razor: RationalWiki by Patrick Lawrence ConsortiumNews Feb 19, 2019 What a job Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did in Europe last week! If the objective was to worsen an already critical trans–Atlantic rift and further isolate the U.S., they could not have returned to Washington with … Continue reading Hanlon’s Razor Illustrated: Michaels Pence and Pompeo Go To Europe

MAGA Misses the Eurasia Train

While China and Russia solidify their economic and political alliance, the U.S. is missing an historic chance to join a multilateral world, clinging instead to military empire. by Pepe Escobar Consortium News Feb 4, 2019 We should know by now that the heart of the 21stCentury Great Game is the myriad layers of the battle … Continue reading MAGA Misses the Eurasia Train

Goodbye to the Dollar

by Chris Hedges TruthDig Feb 4, 2019 The inept and corrupt presidency of Donald Trump unwittingly triggered the fatal blow to the American empire—the abandonment of the dollar as the world’s principal reserve currency. Nations around the globe, especially in Europe, lost confidence in the United States to act rationally (much less lead) in issues … Continue reading Goodbye to the Dollar

The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution

  by Ellen Brown Truthdig Jan 29, 2019 The “Green New Deal” endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y., and more than 40 other House members has been criticized as imposing a too-heavy burden on the rich and upper-middle-class taxpayers who will have to pay for it. However, taxing the rich is not what the Green New … Continue reading The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution

Neoliberalism and its Discontents

"Capital and the capital form of money will be viewed as phenomena with intrinsically religious qualities, which take the place of religion in modern societies." (header image: paper as PDF) by Frank Lee Off Guardian Jan 27, 2019 Pure economics is not a theory of real-world economics, of actually-existing capitalism, but of an imaginary capitalism.” Samir Amin, The Liberal … Continue reading Neoliberalism and its Discontents

Summing up the Official Claims in the Salisbury Poisonings: Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting

  by Ron Slane BlogMire Jan 9, 2019 As promised, I want to round off my pieces on the Salisbury case by looking at what I consider to be the major issues and flaws with the case presented to the public by the British Government and the Metropolitan Police, as well as the role played … Continue reading Summing up the Official Claims in the Salisbury Poisonings: Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting

Fall of Empires: FUKUS on the brink of collapse

Washington, London, and Paris (FUKUS = France, United Kingdom, United States) the three capitals of the Empire are today effectively ungoverned, shutdown, and tottering on the brink of collapse or under siege by their own people. by George Galloway RT Jan 9, 2019 Global Look Press / Christoph Meyer/Dpa; Reuters/Kevin Lamarque; Reuters/Christian Hartmann   Despite the … Continue reading Fall of Empires: FUKUS on the brink of collapse