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Down Trump’s Golden Brick Road

November 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on Down Trump’s Golden Brick Road · Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, The Budget, Wall Street

We must examine the Trump infrastructure plan. At first, it sounds, well, pretty good. And then you get the details. First, why do you think Trump is proposing an infrastructure plan? Is it because he really wants to put people to work? That is dubious. If he did, he would have brought into his circle […]

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The foundations of American Neo-Fascism

September 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on The foundations of American Neo-Fascism · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, Jobs, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wars and Militarism

Hitler, above all, was a racist. He thought that interbreeding between different races was wrong, but not merely wrong—disastrously wrong. He thought that Darwin’s discovery of the laws of evolution extended to humans and races. He was an intelligent, fanatical  and evil man and his dedication to a Fascist world caused the deaths of 50 […]

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Bruce Rauner: Money and Neo-Fascism

June 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Bruce Rauner: Money and Neo-Fascism · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Education, Health Care, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

For those who don’t know, Bruce Rauner is the new Republican governor of Illinois. And money? We all know what money is. Rauner is all about money. Over a long career in finance, he has amassed a fortune, basically from scratch, of  somewhere between $300 million and a billion dollars. You don’t make that kind […]

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American Stagnation

May 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on American Stagnation · Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

America has never been richer. Private assets amount to over $80 trillion, more than four times the national debt and the GDP. Yet the United States is regressing. That is not the opinion of a populist editor. That is the opinion of some of our best and brightest economists, as relayed to you by a […]

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The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America

April 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans and Growing Neo-Fascism in America · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Education, Fascism, Human Rights, International affairs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wars and Militarism

Many people think of Fascism and they think of Nazis and the Gestapo and concentration camps. That concept, while accurate as far as it goes, is not the only perspective on Fascism. There are other thoughts that should come into your mind very quickly these days so that you understand our current Neo-Fascism, i.e., the […]

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Inequality and Poverty

March 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on Inequality and Poverty · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, General, Human Rights, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wall Street

Government is failing Americans. A nation accustomed to creating new industries, technologies and good jobs within those industries can no longer expect vision from government. Incomes, fortunes in fact, earned abroad by owners of corporations go directly from the marketplace into the pockets of the already rich. This inequality of outcomes and incomes is causing […]

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Unions and the Middle Class

December 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Unions and the Middle Class · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Jobs, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Wall Street

It’s time we began to look for ways to organize large numbers of people against the now dominant power of the Plutocracy. Unions are a great starting point and a great model. Let’s dispel the Right Wing Fascist notion that unions are made up of lazy thugs. Unions are made up of hard working individuals. […]

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American Propagandists in a New Age of Propaganda

December 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on American Propagandists in a New Age of Propaganda · Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Fascism, Human Rights, Lobbying, Media, Obstruction, Politics, Populism, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

Propaganda is basically a lie with a purpose. It is a lie, or as some say, “the Big Lie,” the constant repetition of a message designed to influence a large number of people to act in a certain way. It is the opposite of impartial factual delivery of information. It can also be deliberate manipulation […]

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The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II

November 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Koch Brothers, Fascism and the 2014 Elections – Part II · ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Education, Fascism, Health Care, Jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wall Street, Wars and Militarism

So, here we have two brothers, raised in privilege by Frederick Koch, Sr., a man who was at first accepted, then apparently shunned by Joseph Stalin while living in Russia. Koch became an advocate of the Ludwig Von Mies and Hayek ultra-conservative schools of economics and the Joseph McCarthy brand of politics because they both […]

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The Economics of Destruction

September 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on The Economics of Destruction · ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism, Taxes, Wall Street

We are in a very serious time in the history of this country. Although it may not seem so to many, about 80% of the population are doing relatively well. But it may be a false spring. It is true that 20% of the population pay about 70% of the income taxes in this country. […]

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Another Look at Unions

July 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on Another Look at Unions · Corporations and Industry, Fascism, Health Care, Jobs, Labor, Politics, Populism, Wall Street

It is time to revisit the issue of unions. Why are unions important? They are important because unions represent the people. Government used to represent the people, but now it represents special interests. With Citizens United, where every billionaire can pick out his personal House member or Senator and spend as much as possible to […]

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Why We Need Unions

December 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Why We Need Unions · ALEC, Corporations and Industry, Labor, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

There are a lot of people today who do not understand the history and the purpose of unions. And that is very important. Very important. The reason is as the old saying goes…”Just because I am paranoid does not mean that there are not people out to get me.” And what does that mean? It […]

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The High Cost of Neo-Fascism

February 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on The High Cost of Neo-Fascism · Democracy, Health Care, Human Rights, Labor, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, The Budget

At the very outset, let’s restate our definition of Neo-Fascism. Even if you do not agree with our definition of the current Republican Party being Neo-Fascist, you will at least know why we make that contention. Remember, Populism is the opposite of Fascism. Populism is a political theory that says that everything starts with the […]

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Romney Lies about the President

February 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Romney Lies about the President · Health Care, Politics, Populism, Social Security, Taxes, Wars and Militarism

There is a point beyond which credulity will not go. You can lie to some of the people, as Lincoln said, all of the time, or all of the people some of the time. But over a longer period, people will discover the truth. As an aside, this is what happened in 2010. The people […]

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Fascist Republicans Stealing Votes

September 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Fascist Republicans Stealing Votes · Politics, Populism

What is the essential element in a free society? It is the independent, uninfluenced, unimpeded opportunity to vote for the candidate of your choice. You may be influenced by media or by an organization or by friends or a political party to vote a certain way. But if the candidate turns out to be a […]

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