Survival of the Richest: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization. by   Evan Osnos  New Yorker Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye … Continue reading Survival of the Richest: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

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

Extinction Rebellion Convenes ‘People’s Congress’ at U.S. Capitol

By Anne Meador DCMG Dec 4, 2018 Washington, DC—The release this fall of several new reports on the effects of climate change has given a new sense of urgency to the climate movement. Even though some say the reports may still be too conservative in their findings, scientists finally seem to be hitting the panic … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Convenes ‘People’s Congress’ at U.S. Capitol

What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020

By Norman Solomon Reader Supported News Dec 4, 2018 Twenty-five years ago – when I wrote a book titled “False Hope: The Politics of Illusion in the Clinton Era” – I didn’t expect the Democratic Party would still be mired in Clintonism two and a half decades later. But such approaches to politics continue to haunt the party … Continue reading What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020

Naomi Klein on the Urgency of a Green New Deal for Everyone

by Naomi LaChance Truthdig Nov 30, 2018 Progressive journalist and activist Naomi Klein urged sweeping change that tackles the climate crisis, capitalism, racism and economic inequality in tandem on Friday in Burlington, Vt. If that seems challenging, add the fact that the clock is ticking and there might not be another chance. https://youtu.be/IN1YFLUmcOk “We need to have started … Continue reading Naomi Klein on the Urgency of a Green New Deal for Everyone

Obama Loved Austerity and the New Democrats Remain Addicted to It

By Bill Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One and an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Jointly published at New Economic Perspectives and Naked Capitalism I know the Republicans are complete hypocrites about federal deficits and debt. I know their dishonesty and … Continue reading Obama Loved Austerity and the New Democrats Remain Addicted to It

At elite gala with ex-Bush official, Obama implores Wall Street to thank him for making them so much money

  “Just say thank you, please,” former President Obama told a room full of bankers, and boasted of making the US the world’s largest oil producer at an opulent gala with James Baker. By Ben Norton Gray Zone Nov 30, 2018 Barack Obama urged bankers to thank him for helping make them so much money during his … Continue reading At elite gala with ex-Bush official, Obama implores Wall Street to thank him for making them so much money