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Weekend Reading: Recession Risk Hidden In Tax Bill

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Since the election, equity bulls have been pinning their hopes on “tax cuts” as the needed injection to support currently elevated stock prices. Stocks have advanced sharply since the election on these expectations, and while earnings have recovered, primarily due to the rise in oil prices, whatever economic growth […]

“Russia Did It” and Other Crimes

    “Russia Did It” and Other Crimes Posted with permission and written by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin           We haven’t had a system of capitalism since the Federal Reserve and Woodrow Wilson hijacked the US Treasury and US economy in 1913. Our financial, monetary and economic system has morphed […]

A Communist Utopia (Funded By Capitalism)

Via The Daily Bell When is a commune not a commune? When it only exists because of capitalism. But that doesn’t stop it from having just enough communist ideals to make it a very restrictive place to live. Twin Oaks is an “intentional community” in Virginia. It is one of the oldest successful communes in […]

Chris Hedges: Elites “Have No Credibility Left”

Chris Hedges and David North via TruthDig.com, On Monday, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North interviewed Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, lecturer and former New York Times correspondent. Among Hedges’ best-known books are War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, The Death of the Liberal Class, Empire of Illusion: the End of Literacy and the […]

What if some like-minded people on ZeroHedge decided to create a new community?

“Community is not something you have, like pizza. Nor is it something you can buy. It’s a living organism based on a web of interdependencies- which is to say, a local economy. It expresses itself physically as connectedness, as buildings actively relating to each other, and to whatever public space exists, be it the street, […]

The Future Of The Third World

Authored by Jayant Bhandari via Acting-Man.com, Decolonization The British Empire was the largest in history. At the end of World War II Britain had to start pulling out from its colonies. A major part of the reason was, ironically, the economic prosperity that had come through industrialization, massive improvements in transportation, and the advent of […]

Consumerism ‘Softens’ The Reality Of Powerlessness

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Consumerism is a simulacrum of real economic agency. There is perhaps no better metric of class in America than personal power–what is known as agency: the power to influence or transform one's circumstances in a a self-directed manner. Those with agency have power, those without agency (or […]

Bernie Sanders Releases The “Teen Guide To Political Revolution”

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is releasing a book for teens interested in progressive politics, called "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution." The book, designed as a how-to guide for students eager to begin work as political activists, is out on August 29th… ironically, just in time for Labor Day. In a forward to the book, […]

How Will The Empire End?

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at It was back in the early 1800’s that the Brits left the sodden, miserable shores of their murky island, grabbed their trumpets, tucked their trousers into the socks, and began conquering the world with the cunning use of flags.   Like all good conquerors, they had a backup plan in the event flags didn’t […]

Why Politicians Win (And Workers Lose) Under Socialism

Authored by Hans-Hermann Hoppe via The Mises Institute, Socialism leads to the politicization of society. Hardly anything can be worse for the production of wealth. Socialism, at least its Marxist version, says its goal is complete equality. The Marxists observe that once you allow private property in the means of production, you allow differences. If […]