The Same Old Tired Argument, Capitalism Against Socialism

August 27th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Michael Clark

The same old tired argument between the two sides of the brain. The Left Brain loves Capitalism, seeing only its positive side; the Right Brain hates Capitalism, seeing only its negative side. The Left Brain hates Socialism, seeing only its negative side; the Right Brain loves Socialism, seeing only its positive side.

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Charlie Rose's Legion d’Honneur, Bernard-Henri Levy, and the French Ruling Class

August 27th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Langlemort

3 Americans foiled a terror attack in a train in France, and were awarded the Legion d'honneur for it, the Republic's highest award. What does Charlie Rose have in common with these three servicemen? Answer: the Légion d'honneur.

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Stop Financializing the Human Experience

August 26th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds

In this financialized hall of mirrors, narcissism replaces identity and the authentic self is rendered incoherent.

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What Happened in China?

August 26th, 2015
in Op Ed

In a few words, from The Global Minotaur 2011,2013

by Yanis Varoufakis

Greece is off the headlines, for now, as China's crisis has taken over. In our globalised world, the two crises are utterly intertwined, both the repercussions of global capitalism's 2008 'moment'. Here are some extracts from my The Global Minotaur, both the 2011 and the 2013 editions.

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Answer to “Why Has The Government Stopped Reporting Lake Mead Water Levels?”

August 26th, 2015
in Op Ed

by Fabius Maximus, FabiusMaximus.com

Summary: Zero Hedge gives today's example of an ominous trend. The manufacturers of clickbait thrive while journalists are fired and the revenue of newspapers evaporates. They provide a dramatic mixture of fact and fiction, optimized for specific tribes of Americans. Worse, our diminished interest in telling fact from fancy creates audiences for fringe politicians (promoted by clickbait manufacturers) - the kind of people who shouldn't be allowed near the controls of a great nation. {2nd of 2 posts.}

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