Our Leaders are Terrified. Not of the Virus – of Us

by Jonathan Cook edited by O Society March 26, 2020 You can almost smell the fear-laden sweat oozing from the pores of television broadcasts and social media posts as it finally dawns on our political and media establishments what the coronavirus actually means. And I am not talking about the threat posed to our health. The … Continue reading Our Leaders are Terrified. Not of the Virus – of Us

Coronavirus Is Perfect for ‘Disaster Capitalism’

https://youtu.be/wOcY3XlzPzs “No, I don’t take responsibility at all." During the Trump news conference in which he announces the Multi-Billion$ Emergency Health Declaration, all the various important people refer to this aid as a "public/ private partnership." This phrase is a right-wing neoliberal euphemism for privatization, in which our public funds are used as capital to assume … Continue reading Coronavirus Is Perfect for ‘Disaster Capitalism’

A Global Dr. Frankenstein at Work: the Virus, the Fed, and Inequality

https://youtu.be/04E8Y8nDfRQ by Nomi Prins edited by O Society March 14, 2020 Whether you’re invested in the stock market or not, you’ve likely noticed it’s on a roller coaster lately. The White House and most of the D.C. Beltway crowd tend to equate the performance of the stock market with the broader economy. To Donald Trump’s extreme … Continue reading A Global Dr. Frankenstein at Work: the Virus, the Fed, and Inequality

Something’s Got To Give: the Quandary Dividing the Democratic Party

https://youtu.be/noqQgHTxNvE by Michael Hudson edited by O Society March 1, 2020 To hear the candidates debate, you would think their fight was over who could best beat Trump. Yet when Trump’s billionaire twin Mike Bloomberg throws a quarter-billion dollars into an ad campaign to bypass the candidates actually running for votes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and … Continue reading Something’s Got To Give: the Quandary Dividing the Democratic Party

The Failure of Neoliberalism Radicalizes a Generation

by Conor Lynch edited by O Society Feb 27, 2020 When the conversation veered toward “capitalism” and “socialism” at last week’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, the preeminent capitalist on the stage, Michael Bloomberg, could hardly believe what he was hearing: “I can’t think of a way that would make it easier for Donald … Continue reading The Failure of Neoliberalism Radicalizes a Generation

Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump

Over the past few years, I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klan member, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to … Continue reading Here They Come Again: New Democrats Prove Their Loyalty to Neoliberalism & Trump