The Revolutionary Wave of 2011?

January 26, 2011 at 08:49 (Crisis of Capitalism, Hunger & Food Crisis, Millennial Generation, Resistance, Speculation) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

What triggered the sudden popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt? And could the revolutionary wave that is washing across North Africa spill over beyond the Arab world and into Europe?

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Why Krugman is Wrong on Commodity Speculation (Again!)

January 17, 2011 at 17:17 (Crisis of Capitalism, Global Finance, Hunger & Food Crisis, Speculation) (, , , , , , , , , )

For the New York Times columnist, the recent surge in food and energy prices is an indication that we are running out of resources. But with speculators driving up commodity prices across the board, our most immediate concern should not be Krugman’s finite world, but Goldman’s financialized world.

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How Wall Street and Washington Corrupted U.S. Democracy

December 19, 2010 at 16:25 (Crisis of Capitalism, Politics) (, , , , , , , , , )

Forget about U.S. democracy — it’s a myth. By the standards of both Mussolini and Roosevelt, Wall Street’s capture of Washington turned the United States into a fascist republic a long time ago.

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