Plastic packaging is swamping the world with refuse that never degrades and flows into mountains of trash in land dumps and pollutes the oceans. For example, the bottled water industry produces over 50 billion bottles --->> read more -->>
Corporate concentration of income and wealth are core features of capitalism. From its earliest chroniclers and cheerleaders like Adam Smith, the drive for corporations to get ever larger and in the doing drive their competitors --->> read more -->>
A Note on Jobs & Unemployment Original publication date – 12/27/2016; Revised – 12/31/2017 As the presidential campaign of 2016 fades away and the Trump Era begins, we find a national scene without any real --->> read more -->>
September 18, 2017Comments Off on Ultra-Processed Foods, Conquest of New Markets, Capitalism In Action
The American food industry led the way in the 20th century with the introduction of processed foods that feature lots of salt, sugar (including refined white flour) and fat converted into products that launched us --->> read more -->>
July 14, 2017Comments Off on 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 --->> read more -->>
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, --->> read more -->>
June 26, 2017Comments Off on Healthcare and Markets – why don’t they work together?
A consistent chattering point in American discussions of healthcare is the claim that if we can only bring transparency and competition to healthcare we will drive prices down and bring sanity to healthcare. The rest --->> read more -->>
June 24, 2017Comments Off on The Democratic Party and Healthcare – Preserving Obamacare Cannot Be The End Game
While our current attention is on the Republican Party’s transfer of wealth to the rich and corporations through the charade of a healthcare reform, the Democratic Party needs to face up to its future and --->> read more -->>
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