The False Dichotomy

by Nathan Robinson edited by O Society May 22, 2020 He unemployment numbers are horrifying. The worst since the great depression. Tens of millions of people out of work. 9 million have lost their health insurance. It’s bad out there. The positive spin is much of this unemployment should be temporary, lasting only as long as … Continue reading The False Dichotomy

How Mass Murder Happens at a Level Everyone Will Understand

"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

How Corporate Democrats Aim to Stifle Criticism

by Norman Solomon Reader Supported News Dec 26, 2018 Well-informed public discussion is a major hazard for Democratic Party elites now eager to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning the 2020 presidential nomination. A clear focus on key issues can bring to light the big political differences between Sanders and the party’s corporate-friendly candidates. One way … Continue reading How Corporate Democrats Aim to Stifle Criticism

The Donald’s Trump Bump is 60% Gone

At Friday’s close fully 60% of the Trump Bump in the S&P 500 was liquidated. And we have some nice round numbers to show for it. by David Stockman  Anti-War December 22, 2018 The broad market index stood at 2140 just hours before the shocking 2016 election results were reported, and rose by 800 points from … Continue reading The Donald’s Trump Bump is 60% Gone

The Powell Memo: Attack on American Free Enterprise System

  CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM (PDF version download here) Attack on American Free Enterprise System DATE: August 23, 1971 TO: Mr. Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman, Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce FROM: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. This memorandum is submitted at your request as a basis for the discussion on August 24 with Mr. Booth (executive … Continue reading The Powell Memo: Attack on American Free Enterprise System

The Powell Memo: A Call-to-Arms for Corporations

In this excerpt from Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explain the significance of the Powell Memorandum, a call-to-arms for American corporations written by Virginia lawyer (and future U.S. Supreme Court justice) Lewis Powell to a neighbor … Continue reading The Powell Memo: A Call-to-Arms for Corporations

Wall Street’s Corruption Runs Deeper Than You Can Fathom

Robert Scheer interviews Carmen Segarra Dec 7, 2018 Of the myriad policy decisions that have brought us to our current precipice, from the signing of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the invasion of Iraq and the gerrymandering of House districts across the country, few have proven as consequential as the demise of Glass-Steagall. Signed into law as the … Continue reading Wall Street’s Corruption Runs Deeper Than You Can Fathom