The Science of Predicting the Next Financial Crisis

The end really is near: a play-by-play of the coming economic collapse Steve Keen is a Professor of Economics at Kingston University with a focus on analyzing capitalism as a monetary system What will happen: I expect a boom before a slump, and a pretty messy economic performance overall. And I expect a small downturn … Continue reading The Science of Predicting the Next Financial Crisis

Color Conversations: A Rational Discussion about Race, Imposed Identities, and Social Constructs

by TEODROSE FIKRE  Ghion Journal Dec 23, 2018 To advocate solidarity is not to deny the existence of injustices. However, I humbly submit the only way we can ameliorate the legacy of hatred that has, and continues, to crater the lives of millions is through compassion and inclusion. It might feel good to rage at … Continue reading Color Conversations: A Rational Discussion about Race, Imposed Identities, and Social Constructs

Meet The Real Emmanuel Macron: Consummate Banker Puppet, Bizarre Elitist Creation

 by Mike Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg April 25, 2017 The last thing I ever wanted to do was write about France’s likely next president, Emmanuel Macron, but here we are. This post was inspired by a very telling Financial Times article sent to me by a reader, but we’ll get to that in a bit. Most Americans … Continue reading Meet The Real Emmanuel Macron: Consummate Banker Puppet, Bizarre Elitist Creation

S&P Suffers Worst Christmas Eve Crash On Record: “It would be in our nation’s best interest if the President and Treasury Secretary stopped what they are doing.”

"The recent actions of the President and the Treasury Secretary, however, have been erratic and are creating uncertainty and instability in the markets. It would be in our nation’s best interest if they stopped what they are doing." A Horrified Wall Street Reacts To The Mnuchin Massacre by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge Dec 24, 2018 Heading … Continue reading S&P Suffers Worst Christmas Eve Crash On Record: “It would be in our nation’s best interest if the President and Treasury Secretary stopped what they are doing.”

Oligarchy Is Destroying Our Society and the Planet

C.J. Polychroniou  interviews James Boyce Truthout Dec 18, 2018 Is capitalism on the brink of joining the dustbin of history? And what would a post-capitalist society and a sustainable economy look like? Since the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the world has experienced historically unprecedented levels of growth, with capitalism raising the standard of living of … Continue reading Oligarchy Is Destroying Our Society and the Planet

The Quintessential American in the Greatest Show on Earth

by Chris Hedges Truthdig Dec 17, 2018 Donald Trump is part of the peculiar breed Herman Melville described in his novel “The Confidence-Man,” in which the main character uses protean personas, flattery and lies to gain the confidence of his fellow passengers to fleece them on a Mississippi River steamboat. “Confidence men,” as Melville understood, are an … Continue reading The Quintessential American in the Greatest Show on Earth

Does democracy inherently lead to tyranny?

Plato Got It Right. Tyranny is a Product of Extreme Inequality and Plutocratic Oligarchy by Jag Bhalla and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Evonomics JB: We’re “too democratic,” declares Andrew Sullivan, while invoking Plato to explain Donald Trump’s rise. Is Sullivan right that Plato feared too much democracy, worrying it led to tyranny? RNG: Plato is very relevant, … Continue reading Does democracy inherently lead to tyranny?