Just Use ‘the Computer’ at the Fed to Give People More Money

Up“We simply use the computer to mark up the size of the account.” ~ Ben Bernanke Congress has all the firepower it needs. It just needs to send spending instructions to the Federal Reserve, as it always does. Markets Go Berserk as Fed Just Starts Printing More Money Vice-president Dick Cheney famously boasted, “Reagan proved … Continue reading Just Use ‘the Computer’ at the Fed to Give People More Money

How Mindfulness Morphed from Ancient Religious Practice into Corporate Tool

https://youtu.be/R49d4f5sEs4 "Breathe!” The contemporary white-collar worker is constantly exhorted. Capitalism drives us crazy and makes us sick. But whatever the malady — anxiety, hypertension, or trouble focusing at work — “mindfulness” is touted as the cure. interview with Ron Purser edited by O Society Dec 10, 2019 The roots of mindfulness as a spiritual practice go back … Continue reading How Mindfulness Morphed from Ancient Religious Practice into Corporate Tool

‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent by Adam Winkler Atlantic edited by O Society June 22, 2019 Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of … Continue reading ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie

How Fox News Makes their Reality TV Shows Broadcast from the Oval Office

by Jane Mayer New Yorker Mar 11, 2019 edited by O Society Fox News always has been partisan. When did it become propaganda?  What is FoxNews? Researchers Want to Know… n January, during the longest government shutdown in America’s history, President Donald Trump rode in a motorcade through Hidalgo County, Texas, eventually stopping on a grassy … Continue reading How Fox News Makes their Reality TV Shows Broadcast from the Oval Office

Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

  by Lee Camp Truthdig Feb 19, 2019 There are three things I know for sure in this fanciful, sometimes inglorious experience we call life: You will never have a safety pin when you need one, and you will have thousands when you don’t need one. Wild animals are breathtakingly majestic until they’re crawling up … Continue reading Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

Share Buybacks and the Contradictions of “Shareholder Capitalism”

by Julius Krein  American Affairs Dec 13, 2019 In the jargon of finance, America is suffering from a capital allocation problem. The country seems incapable of making the necessary investments to fuel future productivity and growth, or to ensure widespread prosperity. At the government level, public spending on basic research and development as well as … Continue reading Share Buybacks and the Contradictions of “Shareholder Capitalism”

When You Get That Wealthy, You Start Buying Your Own Bullshit

Harvard Business School invented the “leadership” industry—and produced a generation of corporate monsters. No wonder Sheryl Sandberg, one of the school’s most prominent graduates, lacks a functioning moral compass. by DUFF MCDONALD  Hive Sandberg arrives for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on September 5, 2018. By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call. The ongoing three-way public-relations car wreck … Continue reading When You Get That Wealthy, You Start Buying Your Own Bullshit