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Millstone and Me 2020 (tags)
A California independent journalist reflects on the two decades anniversary of his book Millstone and Me: Sex, Lies and Radiation in Southeastern Connecticut.
For an Unconditional Basic Income (tags)
The basic income corrects the distribution effects of the labor market. It takes something from the higher paid to give to those who earn little or nothing. A leftist fights for a just social system. Robots and artificial intelligence replace human labor.
Growing Inequality Harms the Political Economy (tags)
Neoliberalism and finance market capitalism encourage creating money out of thin air, exploding inequality, precarious work and environmental destruction. Wages are not only a cost factor but an important demand factor leading to either investments or social blight.
Economic Inequality Divides Economics and Society (tags)
An unequal distribution of income paralyzes the whole economy... Redistribution from top to bottom in a national economy ultimately depends on which social groups can enforce their interests more strongly.
Canadian Mining Conglomerate Kinross Responsible For Animals Disaster Says Mine Owner (tags)
Network news has been hiding the role of Kinross, Canadian mining conglomerate with mines around the world, in causing the Animas River disaster
Obama's Latest Demagoguery (tags)
Why Do Fast Food Outlets Have Higher Crime Rates? (tags)
Adrenaline, additives, and preservatives in the food, impatience in fast food drivethrough queues, corporate objectification of the customer, poverty are some reasons for the higher crime rate at fast food outlets.
Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)
A Frenchman Admonishes Americans to Equality (tags)
With his book and the data, Thomas Piketty has shaken the self-understanding of American society.. In 2010 the richest one percent had around 20 percent of the total income. In the 1970s the share was under 10 percent.
Geekouts Links Late May 2014 (tags)
Latest few months worth of links.
Obamacare Harms America's Workforce (tags)
Promised Land Disenchantment (tags)
Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy (tags)
In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change.
Obamacare Sticker Shock (tags)
Food Stamp Fraud Begins In USDA Which Subsidizes Multinational Butchers , Dairy Cow Abuses (tags)
The USDA since the inception of the food stamp program has spent trillions subsidizing the butchers and dairy interests which cause many kinds of disease, environmental waste and animal agony.
Napolitano to Head University of California (tags)
America's Student Loan Racket: Stiffer Debt Boondage Coming (tags)
Society of the Few (tags)
People still believe in the “faster, higher and bigger.” This fiction is maintained through over-chemicalization, over-technization, genetic manipulation or simply bribery of the judges. People lie to themselves.
Fiscal Cliff Postmortems (tags)
Philippine campaign against high electricity rates snowballs (tags)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Thousands of electricity consumers from 55 cities and municipalities from 15 provinces and 10 regions are expected to stage a multi-form protest on November 22, dubbed as “National Day of Action against Epira (Electric Power Industry Reform Act), high electricity rates and privatization of the power industry.”
America's Student Loan Racket (tags)
The Error is in the System (tags)
The financial crisis mutated into a global economic crisis and a state debt crisis. The financial crisis was not a "bump in the road" or an industrial accident but a systemic and structural crisis that caused $11 trillion of wealth to vanish while millions lost their jobs. homes and pension
US Higher Education in Crisis (tags)
America's Student Loan Debt Bondage (tags)
The Truth About "Class War" in America (tags)
According to the myth, higher profits lead to greater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to speculation in foreign currencies and corporations buying back their own stock. In the 50s and 60s when the top tax rate was 90%, job creation and growth occurred.
Strikes, workers’ protests spread throughout Egypt (tags)
“According to a detailed account published by Al Ahram, the dictator had intended to step down but was persuaded by his wife and son Gamal not to. When this threatened to provoke a further upsurge in the revolutionary movement, the military stepped in and seized power to try to maintain control over the situation. Notably, none of the official middle class “opposition” parties—including the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed ElBaradei’s National Association for Change—has condemned the military’s threats against the working class. Striving to maintain illusions in the role of the army, these forces have urged an end to the demonstrations and strikes. ElBaradei and his colleagues are now preparing to enter the military regime. Britain’s Foreign Minister William Hague said yesterday that Egypt’s Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq told him that the current government would be reshuffled to include opposition figures by next week. While the successful elevation of these “opposition” forces would open up opportunities for the individuals involved, for the Egyptian working class it would signify no more than providing a civilian fig-leaf for the military government.”
Economists Rediscover the Distrribution Question (tags)
Higher taxes for the rich-traditionally a horror to liberal economists-appear in a new light as state transfers to poorer sectors. Those richer than 95% pocket around 20% of the total income. It was less than half as much at the end of the 70s.
The Truth About LSD (tags)
LSD is one of the most potent, mood-changing chemicals.
Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)
In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!
Permanent Debt Bondage from America's Student Loan Racket (tags)
BTL:GOP Claims of Voter Fraud Cover for Election Intimidation Tactics (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education (tags)
"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."
One of History's Greatest Crimes (tags)
Iraq as it was no longer exists
Saving is not a Solution (tags)
The capital markets repeatedly force the real economy to its knees. The savings orgy should help heavily indebted states regain the trust of the financial markets. In a play from the madhouse, states must run into debt to bailout their money-houses.
Illinois: A State in Crisis (tags)
Illinois a microcosm of America
CSUN Students Demand Fair Access To Higher Education: Reseda / Nordhoff March 4, 2010 (tags)
CSUN Students Demand Fair Access To Higher Education: Reseda / Nordhoff March 4, 2010
Schwarzenegger Pledges Education Not Incarceration: So, where’s the Action? (tags)
While the Governor proposes measures to protect higher education funding, administration plans massive prison expansion.
EPCC: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last address- Lot of Hot Air (tags)
For the Echo Park Community Coalition, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last address to the California legislature are just a lot of hot air. The governator’s call to “overhaul the funding system for state prisons and higher education, approve a jobs creation package and seek more money from Washington, even as he attacked the national healthcare plan”, is just another lip service for actor’s grandstanding before he exits.”
Observations on the Closing of the West Hollywood Border's (tags)
Readers are invited to submit their own notes and comments.
New Study Shows Ten States Face Fiscal Crisis (tags)
Crises in states worsen
A Cure for an Ailing Economy: Taxing the Rich (tags)
Healthcare isn’t the only social ill in the U.S. that needs a serious remedy. The list is long and growing: state budget crises, unemployment, infrastructure, education, housing, food assistance, etc. These are all things that must be paid for, but the money seems to be in short supply. When a country is in as much debt as the U.S., – $12 trillion and counting — the tasks at hand seem all but unachievable. And this is exactly what many politicians would like you to believe.
The Truth about Painkillers (tags)
Once prescribed, painkillers open the door to a tenacious addiction and a life dependency.
Argentinization of the US and Currency War (tags)
"After the great killing of the bison, the basic food of Indians, the great killing of the US dollar, the basic food of today's credit-junkie, could now be imminent.. A deficit amounting to 13% of the GDP is more than four times what was established as the convergence criterion of the European Union."
VIDEO: Capitlaism Hits the Fan (tags)
Richard Wolff teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From 1820 to the 1970s, higher productivity led to higher wages. In the last 30 years there has been an explosion of profit along with stagnant wages.
Get Ready for Higher Taxes and Fees (tags)
Americans better "buckle-up"
Nevada; UNLV Students Protest Gov Gibbon's Budget Cuts (tags)
Following Nevada Governor Jim Gibbon's state of the state address where he proposed cutting higher education throughout Nevada by 50% to account for a budget shortfall, students from UNLV rally in protest over cuts to needed education services.
MYSTIC SECRETS REVEALED (tags)
Steps to Manifesting Your Ideal Life Over the past several weeks I’ve received dozens of email solicitations for books, CDs and videos that promise to reveal newly discovered techniques to improve my life
The Grand Illusion-Mega-Bubble World Economy (tags)
Self-righteousness is really the grand illusion. The global North consumes the resources of the global South. We are literally devouring the future. Given resource scarcity and climate change, the world economy as a whole is a bubble economy, a monstrous bet on an impossible future.
ONENESS WITH GOD (tags)
God is inside of us. I didn’t know at that time the full meaning of it, but I grew up very confident that surely nothing could happen to me since God is inside of me
Democrat's Reality Check: Obama Provides No Hope of Change of the Permanent War Economy (tags)
The Obama campaign reply to the Corsi smear book, Obama Nation, "Unfit for Publication: An Investigative Report on the Lies in Jerome Corsi's `Obama Nation,'" leaves no doubt: Obama has no intention of reversing America's permanent war economy.
The Great Ruin by Joseph Stiglitz (tags)
The war has destroyed the economy, society and sovereignty of the country. The economic misery is only an integral element of the general debacle. Paul Bremer issued laws abolishing import duties and lowering corporate taxes. Privatizing state enterprises violated Hague Convention of 1902.
THE SPIRIT OF ONENESS (tags)
Oneness means we are part of something perfect and complete that cannot be changed or altered, and from which we cannot be separated
Hunger, The Silent Tsunami (tags)
Rice, the main food for nearly half of the world's population, costs twice as much as in December. The economic policy of the World Bank forced on countries on account of neocolonial trade relations is responsible for the unproductivity, not only the traditional small farmer system.
The Middle Class Falls (tags)
The population has to get used to gas prices three times higher than four years ago. Rising energy- and food prices and the real estate crisis accelerate pauperization tendencies in the US.
Can the Market End the Food Shortage? (tags)
Speculative money now flows in soy, corn, rice, wheat and sugar. The possibility of a "bubble" exists because speculators orient themselves in the behavior of other speculators and are only restrictedly interested in demand.
Why Is Oil More Expensive? (tags)
The reason for the high price of oil is that specualtive capital after the eruption of the US real estate crisis in the summer of 2007 now wreaks its havoc in the oil- and other raw material sectors. Workers have a world to win whose contours can hardly be defined.
Schwarzenegger Betrays Students on Tuitions (tags)
Advocate groups for free education consider the recent tuition hikes for UC and CSU students to be no less than a tax on college students. California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has done nothing to make education affordable for students since he was elected in 2003. In the past the governor’s office has made it clear that education is a right for K-12, but not for higher education.
Darfur Death Toll Is Hundreds of Thousands Higher Than Reported, Study Says (tags)
Darfur Death Toll Is Hundreds of Thousands Higher Than Reported, Study Says
Exploding Profits and Stagnant Wages (tags)
"Domestic demand has stagnated for years.. Money for investments exists in excess in Germany. However investments declined 0.7% in 2004 despite record profits. Invest-ments fell for the fourth year in a row and are 13 percent lower than the 2000 level.."
Myths of the Economy (tags)
"Redistribution to poorer groups can increase growth..The public debate about the economy and economic policy is dominated by the practical necessity logic. Desires, interests and goals of social groups play no role in the discussion of economic reforms."
Join The Ranks Of The Insane (tags)
Ganja makes you psychotic?
The biggest Brazilian gold mine belongs to a US company (tags)
Serra Pelada gold mine, in the Amazonian State of Para, one of the main Brazilian gold producers, was bought by the US mining company Phoenix Gems, which paid 40 millions dollars to exploit 100 hectares. The contract of an important part of Serra Pelada mine’s shares, was subscribed last June 5th between a cooperative of "garimpeiros" (Brazilian gold searchers) and the US Company Phoenix Gems.
U.S. has the highest rate of mental illness (tags)
June 2, 2004 CHICAGO - Mental illnesses including anxiety disorders and depression are common and undertreated in many countries, both developed and developing, with the highest rate found in the United States, according to a study of 14 countries.
Number of Iraq, Afghanistan misconduct cases climb to at least 91 (tags)
An army official admitted that it was "likely" that the total was higher, noting that cases were difficult to track because commanders can conduct investigations without reporting them up the chain of command.
Building Bridges Radio-Yale on Strike (tags)
Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program - To LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK
Let the rich pay, Camejo says (tags)
Green Party candidate Peter Camejo has unveiled a budget proposal which calls for strikingly higher income tax rates on Californians who earn more than $500,000 a year, changing Proposition 13 to allow reappraisals of many corporate properties and tax cuts for low-wage earners.
Paying Back Student Loans - Grads vs Banks vs Congress (tags)
One would think that with the horrible economy, graduates who have tried to better themselves with higher education would be able to take advantage of the low interest rates when paying back their student loans. Only it's not that easy...
Taxes for Revenue Are Obsolete (tags)
Taxes are NOT collected for revenue, but for redistribution of wealth to the wealthy, for the social control of YOU!
Independent Science Panel Report On GM In Food (tags)
8.98 million farmers adopted sustainable agriculture practices on 28.92 million hectares in Asia, Latin America and Africa; reliable data from 89 projects show higher productivity and yields: 50-100% increase in yield for rainfed crops, and 5-10% for irrigated crops; top successes include Burkina Faso, which turned a cereal deficit of 644 kg per year to an annual surplus of 153 kg, Ethiopia, where 12 500 households enjoyed 60% increase in crop yields, and Honduras and Guatemala, where 45 000 families increased yields from 400-600 kg/ha to 2,000-2,500 kg/ha.
Higher Levels Want Bad Cops (tags)
Alex Jones (www.infowars.net) says the higher ups want bad cops, that there are good cops, but they don't make it far up.
American, Dutch, English & Jewish ‘Nazi’s’ (tags)
A review about deception and the secret side of our history, the population is not allowed to know about.
Leftists Working for Poverty! (tags)
Want more poverty in the 3d world? Don't miss the next World Bank protest! Thanks Walter E. Williams! We are so lucky to have you.
Downsize CSU Administration! (tags)
It's time to cut the state budget that's only fattening a (very) few hogs feeding at the public trough!
RIOT AT MOJAVE DESERT PRISON (tags)
Over 300 inmates rise up with hand-made weapons. The prison, designed to hold 2,000 prisoners, currently holds over 4,000.
March in Solidarity With Immigrant Students Seeking Higher Education (tags)
(This is a flyer distributed by CHIRLA calling for new state education laws that will allow long term undocumented immigrants to pay in-state fees.)
The Facts Are In: Electricity Demand in California Was Lower (tags)
"The fact that demand in California is on par with previous years highlights power producers' attempts to circumvent environmental rules and local input on energy policy,"