Monthly Archives: March 2016

Only six states remain

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a secretive group of right-wing politicians and their rich owners (e.g. the Koch Bros.) who are dedicated to widening the gap between the rich and the rest. Currently, as part of their mission … Continue reading

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Austerity in Thailand

The Big Lie and austerity mania are indeed global. Today we’ll see it in a Thai media pundit who calls himself a “senior economics reporter”… Despite public debt accounting for 44% of GDP, it appears the Thai government remains safe … Continue reading

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A modest proposal

In 2014, heroin overdoses killed 10,574 people in the USA. On 29 March 2016 Obama unveiled new steps and funding to broaden medical treatment and assistance for millions of people addicted to heroin. The heroin problem is no longer confined to … Continue reading

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Those pesky “trust funds”

In this article, an oldie but a goodie, the author explains why there is no such thing as a Social Security “trust fund.” Instead there are only accounts that the U.S. government can debit or credit at will. The author … Continue reading

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Fist bump

This is classic. At left is Juha Sipilä, a millionaire who became Finland’s Prime Minister in May 2015. At right is his Finance Minister Alexander Stubb, a jet-setter and right-wing ideologue who likes to wear expensive suits and maintain a … Continue reading

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Less means more

An ABC news article is an example of how European bankers and their puppet politicians and media pundits call for austerity to be cut in half today, so that austerity will inevitably be tripled tomorrow. The Portuguese Socialist government is advocating an … Continue reading

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A doomsday scenario!

Here’s an absurd article from a few years ago… Chinese Leaders Threaten To Sell US Debt as Punishment For Taiwanese Arms Sale The doomsday scenario we’ve feared since World War II has arrived. A doomsday scenario! In response to the … Continue reading

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