Democrat’s Demographic Fatalism Facing Critiques

By: Monday November 17, 2014 10:19 am

Is there really an emerging electoral majority for the Democratic Party? Given the results of the last election this question seems silly to even ask, but the belief that the demographic changes occurring in America predestine the Democratic Party to dominate future elections has become the consolation for every defeat the Democrats have faced. The [...]

Study Shows Being Rich Makes You An ‘Asshole’

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 7:27 am

Ever had the sneaking suspicion that most rich people are jerks? Well the connection between wealth and narcissism has now been studied and the results show that as people get richer, they are more likely to feel entitled, to exploit others, and to cheat. According to studies by psychologist Paul Piff, wealth leads humans to [...]

May Day 2014: Reflections On Oligarchy

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 9:28 am

Are you enjoying May Day? Despite the origins of the holiday coming from events in Chicago the holiday is officially ignored in the USA. Outside the US celebrations are common in most major capitals in the world. After the questionable trial and execution of anarchists for alleged involvement in a bombing in Haymarket Square in [...]

China To Become World’s Leading Economy This Year

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 9:26 am

Can we finally write off neoliberalism as a bad idea? Due to alterations in how the World Bank calculates wealth China is set to surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy this year. Previous predictions imagined China overtaking the US in the next decade. While America’s once robust middle class shrivels and opportunity [...]

TPP And ‘Pivot To Asia’ Facing Backlash

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 9:13 am

For those unaware of the new US “grand strategy” it involves not just overthrowing governments in Ukraine to expand power into Eurasia but also trying to encircle East Asia’s newest power, China. Called throughout Washington policy circles as the “Pivot to Asia” plan to encircle China involves both moving greater military forces into the region [...]

Wall Street Republicans Looking To Support Hillary Clinton In 2016

By: Monday April 28, 2014 10:19 am

Now that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been severely damaged by the Bridgegate scandal, Republicans on Wall Street are desperately searching for a candidate they can count on to do their bidding in 2016. With a distrust for Senator Ted Cruz or Senator Rand Paul to follow orders, some are hoping former Florida Governor [...]

White House Brings In Oligarchy Heirs To Discuss Future

By: Monday April 21, 2014 8:48 am

Though President Obama noted wealth inequality as the defining issue of our time and said “I realize we are not going to resolve all of our political debates over the best ways to reduce inequality and increase upward mobility this year or next year or in the next five years”, less than a year later [...]

Study: US Is An Oligarchy Not Democracy

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 10:57 am

From the department of No Duh, a study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities supports the thesis that the United States of America is not a republic in substance but rather an oligarchy where the rich rule and the majority are irrelevant to policy decisions. Studying policy changes between 1981 and 2002 and comparing the different [...]

Investor Revolt Part of Only Possible Actions to Break the Financial Oligarchy

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 9:52 am

The Washington Post comes late to the party on the buildup in the investor community to force repurchases of soured mortgages on the banks. Many investors have been coordinating for at least a year on this, but only now are they going public, gradually but forcefully. Once run by a loose group of hedge funds, [...]

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