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Trump, Netanyahu, & Bin Salman: Destroyers Of The Neoliberal World Order

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The neoliberal world order has been in crisis for some years now, with no signs of recovery. Trump's victory is an expression of a breach of trust between the American people and the national elites. The perfect storm. This is what the situation in the Middle East looks like. More […]

How The American Dream Turned Into Greed & Inequality

Authored by Alberto Gallo via WEForum.org, The American Dream is broken. Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, recently stated that "in our country, the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life." Yet the idea that every American has an equal opportunity to move up in life is false. […]

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 […]

“F**k Zuck 2020” Posters Appear In California As Facebook CEO Hires Hillary Strategist

After news broke of the hiring of Joel Benenson, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama and the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign, as a consultant, we noted that the odds of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg running for President in 2020 surged and bookies positioned him as more likely to […]

Unite and Rule: EU As NATO’s Auxiliary Economic Alliance

Authored by Nauman Sadiq via Oriental Review, According to a recent infographic by New York Times, 79,000 US troops have currently been deployed in Europe out of 210,000 total US troops stationed all over the world, including 47,000 in Germany, 15,000 in Italy and 17,000 in the rest of Europe. By comparison, the number of […]

25 Years Of Neocon-Neoliberalism: Great For The Top 5%, A Disaster For Everyone Else

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, It cannot be merely coincidental that the incomes and wealth of the top 5% have pulled away from the stagnating 95% in the 25 years dominated by neocon-neoliberalism. One unexamined narrative I keep hearing is: "OK, so neocon-neoliberalism was less than ideal, but Trump could be much worse." […]

Six Narratives On The Ascendancy Of Trump

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Perhaps the masses have (finally!) reached the point where the pain of maintaining the status quo now exceeds that of breaking it. A remarkably diverse array of "explanations" of Donald Trump's presidential election victory have been aired, representing both the conventional political spectrum and well beyond. Let’s start […]

Trumpism Has Dealt A Mortal Blow To Orthodox Economics And ‘Social Science’

Submitted by Sanjay Reddy via INETEconomics.com, How orthodox economics paved the way for the political shocks of 2016 Grappling with the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory, most analysts focus on his appeal to those in the United States who feel left behind, wish to retrieve a lost social order, and sought to rebuke establishment […]

The Power Struggle Unfolding Before Our Eyes

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via PeakProsperity.com, A remarkably diverse array of “explanations” of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory have been aired, representing both the conventional political spectrum and well beyond. Let’s start with the conventional mainstream media “explanations”: #1: Trump was elected by intolerant Americans, i.e. “deplorables” who are intolerant of immigrants, Muslims, women’s rights, gays, etc. […]

Fearmongering Propaganda Is Immensely Profitable… And Distracting

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, If you want to stop being played as a chump, turn off the CNN/MSM and disengage from the self-referential social media distraction. Let's start by asking: if Trump had lost and his supporters had angrily taken to the streets, destroying private property and threatening police officers while proclaiming […]