corporatism

You too can try this experiment in your house with some simple materials! This is a great short and informative video about neoliberalism, the economic thought that has been triumphed for awhile, that encourages more private economic control instead of public. Of course, we might point out that the economic system is not sustainable – neither ecologically […]

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The old saying goes that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing again and again expecting different results.” There is talk now of more money needed to keep the big banks afloat. It has become apparent that Bank of America “needs” billions of dollars more (roughly $34 billion, with a B). If it didn’t work the […]

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The U.S. Federal Reserve is our nation’s bank, created at the beginning of the last century (big thanks to President Wilson) to centralize our banking system and stabilize our currency. It is quasi-public, having both private corporations and public agencies with controlling interest. “The Fed,” as they call it on the street, controls our money, […]

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Say No to Bonuses

by Joshua on March 19, 2009 · 4 comments

AIG paid more than 20 times the average US yearly income to executives in bonuses. We own a substantial amount of companies that were on the brink of going under not to long ago. Now they are trying to defend what they call “retaining” bonuses: extra money to keep on executives. These are not the […]

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Any day now I will be changed in one of the most dramatic ways a person can be; changed by the birth of my first child. While we were at our midwife’s clinic yesterday I found myself flipping through a copy of Pregnancy magazine. While it is fair to say this periodical is not in […]

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Tax cuts in 2006 gave 70 percent of their benefits to the top 5 percent of Americans The growth-centered nature of our world economy is relatively new. For most of human history, growth has been slow and almost stagnant. Over the last 200 years (essentially since the invention of fossil-fuel driven machines) that has changed […]

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“By the people, for the people” not by and for corporations. In Thom Hartman’s book What Would Jefferson Do? the author quotes Mussolini’s description of fascism as it “should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” This has long since happened in American politics – and has […]

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