Recently Noted

Curated books, articles, documentaries, podcasts and other material from the current press and academia about American Delusions


Recently Noted – John Oliver and Monopoly Capitalism
September 26, 2017

Capitalism, Monopoly, Oligopoly and John Oliver Capitalism does a number of things very well. Concentrating power, wealth and income is…

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Recently Noted – 1930s Redlining and Segregation Today
August 29, 2017

More evidence that today’s segregated America didn’t just happen out of individual choices and preferences. The 1930s redlining of neighborhoods…

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Recently Noted – “Making Affirmative Action White Again”
August 13, 2017

Ira Katznelson (see my earlier post “Affirmative Action for Whites – began in the 1930s”) wrote a brief opinion piece…

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Recently Noted – about racism
August 2, 2017

New Trump focus on race reminds us, “All of the liberal praise for civil rights has produced no results over…

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Recently Noted – about healthcare
July 30, 2017

Recent NYTimes article broadly acknowledges what every other developed country has recognized for decades, healthcare is not a good candidate…

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Recently Noted – about the American Empire
July 28, 2017

A report about an amendment to the defense budget that would end the 2001 AUMF (Authorization for the Use of…

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Recently Noted – about healthcare – international comparisons
July 17, 2017

Mirror, Mirror 2017:International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care from Commonwealth Fund.

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Recently Noted – about free market capitalism – is capitalism the real problem?
July 14, 2017

Capitalism is driven by a single internal logic that requires the transformation of people and nature into commodities to produce…

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Recently Noted – about healthcare
June 21, 2017

from the New York Times an article that covers some earlier history of the US healthcare industry. How Did Health…

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Recently Noted – free-market capitalism
June 17, 2017

Companies must externalize as many costs as possible in free-market capitalism. Without adequate government protections you will end up with…

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Recently Noted – in free-market capitalism and US economy
June 7, 2017

Giving tax breaks to the rich and corporations has been basic to every Republican since Hoover. President Reagan piled on…

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Recently Noted – about racism
May 12, 2017

An enormous entitlement in the tax code props up home prices — and overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and the upper…

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Recently Noted – about racism
May 12, 2017

An enormous entitlement in the tax code props up home prices — and overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and the upper…

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