To Make the US a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change

C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Why do so many people in the U.S. today find Trump’s racist rants and authoritarian mindset appealing? What are the political checks and balances — or lack thereof — that can ward off the impact of the Republican leadership’s disastrous policies? Is a constitutional … Continue reading To Make the US a Democracy, the Constitution Itself Must Change

Global Justice and Finance: an introduction to critical questions

by Tim Hayward edited by O Society August 1, 2019 This post introduces some central arguments of my book Global Justice and Finance. In a world where extreme inequality consigns many millions of the least advantaged to conditions of crushing poverty, there is an evident case of justice for some redistribution of income and wealth. Thinkers … Continue reading Global Justice and Finance: an introduction to critical questions

Is America Facing The Same Economic Challenges That Preceded The Great Depression?

by Thom Hartmann edited by O Society July 5, 2019 The inequality tipping point where the working class can no longer afford to buy what they need to survive is getting close if it's not already here. The last time this happened... was right before the great depression of the second decade of the last … Continue reading Is America Facing The Same Economic Challenges That Preceded The Great Depression?

Why do you think Bernie Sanders has difficulty getting the support of African Americans? (a Sunday school sermon)

Someone asked me this question recently: "Why do you think Sanders has difficulty getting the support of African Americans?  There is no reason I can see for this lack of support..." ^This is a fantastic question. I don't know exactly what the answer is. Let's find out... by O Society Feb 24, 2019 First off, … Continue reading Why do you think Bernie Sanders has difficulty getting the support of African Americans? (a Sunday school sermon)

Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal

by Naomi Klein Intercept February 13. 2019 "I REALLY DON’T like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. … Continue reading Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal

Who’s Really Afraid of Socialism?

Mehdi Hasan interviews Elizabeth Bruenig Intercept Deconstructed Feb 7, 2019   https://player.megaphone.fm/PPY8088442568?auto=false&sharing=true&start=0   DURING HIS STATE OF THE UNION address, President Trump expressed “alarm” at what he termed “new calls to adopt socialism in our country.” “Tonight,” he proclaimed, “we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” The line received a standing ovation … Continue reading Who’s Really Afraid of Socialism?

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