A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

by Clifton Mark Aeon edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’   ~ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013  ‘We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.’ … Continue reading A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

Exposing Trump’s Tax Returns Is Way More Important Than His Impeachment

Democrats' upcoming fight to uncover Trump's financial dealings could reveal how the rich abuse the law—and help sink him. written by Harry Cheadle Vice News edited by O Society Mar 7, 2019 For a man who played a cartoonish business titan on TV and ran a successful presidential campaign on the promise he'd bring private-sector expertise … Continue reading Exposing Trump’s Tax Returns Is Way More Important Than His Impeachment

Cities across America should unite against big corporations

New York’s resistance to Amazon’s HQ2 is a model for a new kind of politics for cities to follow by Julia Salazar and Shaun Scott Guardian Feb 26, 2019 We are from New York City and Seattle respectively. What unites us – and other major cities across the country – is that we are forced to make … Continue reading Cities across America should unite against big corporations

Historian who confronted Davos billionaires leaks Tucker Carlson rant

Rutger Bregman heckles Fox News host Tucker Carlson in this audio/video of their interview. Obviously upset, Carlson tells Bregman: ‘Go fuck yourself’ by  Sam Wolfson Guardian Feb 21, 2019 The interview began cordially, but became tense. Photograph: YouTube/World Economic Forum, Fox NewsRutger Bregman, author of the book Utopia for Realists, is the Dutch historian who became a … Continue reading Historian who confronted Davos billionaires leaks Tucker Carlson rant

Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

To a conservative mind, socialism is getting something for nothing. Yet this is what the Donald Trump gives to the filthy rich. by Robert Reich Guardian Feb 11, 2019 America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump that America is now a … Continue reading Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

Beyond Corporate Power

by Richard Moser Be Freedom Feb 8, 2019 The problem is not that the corporations are “out of control,” the problem is that the corporations are so much “in control.” By seeing neoliberalism as Free Market Fundamentalism (FMF) rather than Corporate Power we underestimate the challenges ahead. FMF does not help us to know what tactics … Continue reading Beyond Corporate Power

The Coming Fall Of The Super-Rich

by Rainer Shea  Revolution Dispatch Feb 5, 2019 Today’s super-rich are the most privileged and powerful group of people in history. If you’re a billionaire, you can usually decide an election by funneling a little bit of your money into the race. You can sway public opinion by buying up media outlets, and by using … Continue reading The Coming Fall Of The Super-Rich