Robert Reich
free-market ideology

Recently Noted – Robert Reich: how we got into this mess and how we get out of it

Reich’s latest cartoon does a good job of describing the changes in the US economy, weaker on the underlying political campaign by the rich and corporations to restructure the economy to their benefit. Worth the 6 minute viewing time. —>> read more –>>

No Picture
economy

Recently Noted: World Inequality Report 2018 – findings and policies

Inequality in wealth and income is a continuing global crisis. The World Inequality Report 2018 defines the problem based on wealth ownership and the transfer of public wealth into private hands. Their are solutions but they require political organization and will. —>> read more –>>

No Picture
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. —>> read more –>>

free-market ideology

Capitalism and Innovation

For all of the chest beating about the bold risks taken by capitalists, the capitalist time horizon is very short when compared to the many years of work that have gone into almost every significant scientific and technological advance. Without extensive government investment in activities that deliver longer term success, the capitalist system will simply eat its seed corn until it is gone. —>> read more –>>

free-market ideology

Neoliberalism Revisited

If we want to offer an alternative analysis we need direct language that does not refer to thinking and issues from 150 years ago that invites immediate suspicions that those speaking are academics and intellectuals who by definition are not connected to the day-to-day realities of American life. —>> read more –>>

American Delusions – introduction

PDF 📄Page Undergoing Revision – 7/30/2020 Delusion – fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact. Our delusions come in two forms: value statements and concepts of how our society works. —>> read more –>>