26 Oct 2014

The Economic Blind Spot Among Progressives

Organizations claiming to be progressive are not interested in economic issues. They do not seem to notice that the rich support all efforts to trample on them and their issues, and are not capable of rallying people to resist.

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26 Oct 2014

The Economic Blind Spot Among Progressives

Please support Firedoglake during our fund drive. A recent article in Buzzfeed, The Left Looks For Another Eric Holder, describes the issues important to nominally progressive organizations. Chris Geidner and Evan McMorris-Santoro interviewed a number of groups on their wish list for Eric Holder’s replacement as Attorney-General. The groups include

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19 Oct 2014

Sensible Leadership On Economics In Real Life

How badly do centrists of both parties have to be beaten up economically before they get past the political/media freak show and renounce their belief in Neoliberalism as the One True Economic Faith?

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12 Oct 2014

Do Soak The Rich

Rich people and their minions don’t like talk of raw power. They want you to think they deserve their towering wealth and income, even when it comes out of your wallet.

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12 Oct 2014

Do Soak The Rich

Don’t Soak The Rich is the headline of an op-ed in the New York Times, written by Edward D. Kleinbard, a professor of law and business at the University of Southern California. In a similar vein, Vox ran an post by Cathie Jo Martin, professor of Political Science at Boston

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05 Oct 2014

Obama Says Our Businesses Are Punishing Workers

The US political economy helps exactly one tiny group. The rest of us are irrelevant. But thanks, says President Obama and and his collaborator Lloyd Blankfein.

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05 Oct 2014

Obama Says Our Businesses Are Punishing Workers

The latest reports on employment are out, and gave President Obama a chance to step out of his role as War Cheerleader and into his real role in this country, cheerleading for the economy. In his weekly address to the country, he explains that Last month, our businesses added 236,000

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28 Sep 2014

Holding Politicians Accountable

We have only one way to hold politicians accountable. If we vote for the lesser of two evils, we are not holding either accountable.

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21 Sep 2014

Borrow From the Rich for Wars That Benefit the Rich

Are you wetting the bed about ISIS? Just let Mama Government bomb them for you. And have some nice consumables while you watch on your TV.

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14 Sep 2014

Letting the Rich Take All The Money

Someone should think about how we can make life better for everyone, even if it means the rich don’t get all the money.

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