"It's not just about guns and mental illness man... It's about anger transference and living in a society that thrives on division and the demonization of differences. This creates target groups for angry individuals to attack with impunity." ~ Dale Gribble What does ^ this ^ mean? You know, in plain English, Dale? by O … Continue reading How Mass Murder Happens at a Level Everyone Will Understand
by Martha Rosenberg edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1000 visit ERs in the US according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such a deathly grip on the US population? Recently, the New York Times reported that the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company had … Continue reading How Marketing Reps Get Us All on Drugs
Investigation shows the oil company understood the science long before it became a public issue, then spent millions to promote misinformation https://youtu.be/Fa9nN3G2CSg by Scientific American edited by O Society July 27, 2019 Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue, as shown by an investigation from … Continue reading Exxon Knew about Climate Change 40 years ago
On every level, the Obama administration couldn't break with neoliberalism. We're living with its failures today. by Branko Marcetic edited by O Society July 9, 2019 At one point in A Crisis Wasted, its author Reed Hunt compares the inaugural speeches of Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama, two Democratic presidents who took office at times of … Continue reading How Obama Failed US
Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. ~ … Continue reading Can Donald Trump delay an economic crash until 2020?
by Ralph Nader edited by O Society May 12, 2019 For all the rhetoric and all the charities regarding America’s children, the U.S. stands at the very bottom of western nations and some other countries as well, in terms of youth well-being. The U.S.’s exceptionalism is clearest in its cruelty to children. The U.S. has … Continue reading The Contented Classes: When Will They Rebel?
by Nomi Prins Truthout edited by O Society April 24, 2019 Clouds pass over the Goldman Sachs Tower on April 8, 2018, in Jersey City, New Jersey. GARY HERSHORN / GETTY IMAGES For far too long, Wall Street wreaks havoc on people’s personal financial stability and our economy as a whole. I should know. As a … Continue reading I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks.