Free markets and their discontents

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Joe Lauria Interviews Michael Hudson and Richard Wolff on Consortium News

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/04/2022 - 9:35pm in

Michael Hudson and Richard Wolff discuss how the economic and ground war over Ukraine is moving geopolitical tectonic plates.

‘Their Inflation Strategy Is Working’: Corporate Profits Soared to Record High in 2021

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 31/03/2022 - 9:53pm in

"CEOs can't stop bragging on corporate earnings calls about jacking up prices on consumers to keep their profits soaring," said one expert.

The IMF Connection with the Ukraine Crisis

You can't quite say the IMF is the root of all evil. But it sure made a lot of bad situations worse.

“Dollar Hegemony Ended Last Wednesday”: Michael Hudson Interviewed by Margaret Flowers on Clearing the Fog

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 30/03/2022 - 9:18pm in

Michael Hudson continues to discuss how Western sanctions are undermining the central role of the dollar in US economic dominance.

NATO-Russia Proxy War – Revealing Signs of a Fading America: Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson continues his political and financial analysis of the war in Ukraine.

Corporations Are Suppressing Wages—There’s a Fix for That

Don’t buy the hype about wages rising naturally About 1/3 of American workers are underpaid due to the refusal to raise the minimum wage.

Meet Christian Smalls and Derrick Palmer, the DIY Duo Behind the Amazon Labor Union’s Guerrilla Bid to Make History

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 26/03/2022 - 12:55am in

Workers begin voting Friday at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, culminating an organizing drive by upstarts from their ranks.

Inside the Chaotic Charter Schools Run by For-Profit Accel Schools

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 24/03/2022 - 7:02pm in

Yves here. It might seem easy to dismiss the child-warehousing-masquerading-as-education perpetrated by Accel Schools as a charter school outlier. But as this article explains, Accel embodies a new trend to profit-maximization and asset stripping in this arena. By Jeff Bryant, a writing fellow and chief correspondent for Our Schools. He is a communications consultant, freelance […]

Sanders Opposes America COMPETES Act Over Billions in ‘Corporate Welfare’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 23/03/2022 - 9:17pm in

Sanders takes on the supposed US competitiveness-boosting COMPETES Act as corporate grifting.

At What Point Does a Billionaire’s Greed Hurt the Rest of Us?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 22/03/2022 - 8:55pm in

How the growth of a billionaire class is the result of policy choices.