racism

White Affirmative Action Seen Through Income Gap

As noted in earlier posts, Affirmative Action for Whites Began in the 1930s and Creating Segregated America in the 20th Century – Government in Act, white Americans have been benefitting from preferential treatment by the government and private sector for many decades. The permanent second class citizenship for African Americans can be --->> read more -->>
free-market ideology

Recently Noted – about healthcare

The New York Times has a piece this Sunday (7/30/17) by the well-known former Bush II economics advisor Greg Mankiw, “Why Healthcare Policy Is So Hard”. The article broadly acknowledges what every other developed country has recognized for decades, healthcare is not a good candidate for market control. Interesting that --->> read more -->>
empire

Recently Noted – about the American Empire

A report about an amendment to the defense budget that would end the 2001 AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) that has provided legal cover for more than forty military actions around the world without Congressional oversight, just the decisions of three Presidents. Russia-Obsessed Media Ignores Barbara Lee’s --->> read more -->>
healthcare

The Next Healthcare Battle

Thursday 7/20/2017 – Most people are at the least relieved with the demise of the latest vicious Republican healthcare proposal cooked by old-all-white-all-male-Republican Senators. Obamacare appears to be safe for the moment. But now is the time to double down on the battle for real healthcare reform in this country. --->> read more -->>
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empire

Delusions of Empire – Iran in Iraq 15 Years After Bush’s War

Everyone who wants to know already understands how disastrous President Bush’s Iraq War has been. Hundreds of thousands of lives lost, perhaps several million displaced people and financial costs in the $ trillions. This to depose a dictator not much different than many dictators the US has supported and continues --->> read more -->>
books

Affirmative Action For Whites – began in the 1930s

Affirmative Action For Whites – began in the 1930s As noted here in “Creating Segregated America in the 20th Century – government in action” segregated America didn’t happen by chance nor by choice of the victims. Consistent white supremacist government action supported by private institutions created the segregation that persists --->> read more -->>
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healthcare

Recently Noted – about healthcare – international comparisons

Mirror, Mirror 2017:International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care By Eric C. Schneider, Dana O. Sarnak, David Squires, Arnav Shah, and Michelle M. Doty http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives/2017/july/mirror-mirror/#
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free-market ideology

Recently Noted – about free market capitalism – is capitalism the real problem?

Capitalism is driven by a single internal logic that requires the transformation of people and nature into commodities to produce profits. This logic is amoral and the system, excepting for external controls by government and social institutions, just churns on. Despite the enormous increase in the economic output over the --->> read more -->>
books

Creating Segregated America in the 20th Century – Government in Action

Creating Segregated America in the 20th Century – Government in Action Today, more than 50 years after the much lauded 1960s era Civil Rights Acts legislated the end of segregation in housing and education, this country is as segregated as ever. The official explanation is that this is de facto --->> read more -->>
free-market ideology

Capitalism and Innovation

Innovation is at the heart of capitalism We have been constantly told this for so long that it is now an assumption that has become an accepted fact. On the other hand, government is slow-footed, clumsy, bureaucratic, rule bound and the antithesis of innovative. This is the flip side of --->> read more -->>