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American 'Democracy' Is a Poor Advertisement

Congressional paralysis, voter suppression, and widespread political polarization all suggest that American democracy is far from exemplary.

John Feffer ·

The United States of Tax Havens

Like our billionaires at home, foreign oligarchs and despots are sheltering untold sums from taxation across our country.

William Minter ·

Behold and Beware! The Age of Trillionaires Is Coming

Have we just about decided that the further accumulation of billionaire fortunes makes for good public policy?

Bob Lord ·

Collapse, Fascism, or Progressive Renewal?

The American political landscape has become so toxic that we can't even pass simple legislation that is overwhelmingly supported not only by the majority of the populace but by the President whose party controls both houses of Congress.

Thom Hartmann ·

Build Back Better Legislation: New Keynesianism or Neoliberal Public Relations Stunt?

These social reforms are meant to address some of the more glaring social contradictions produced by four decades of neoliberal policies, but with the objective to strengthen capitalism and preempt radicalism.

Ajamu Baraka ·

From Empire to Global Oligarchy, Pandora Papers Expose UK's Insidious Capitalism

In an era of global surveillance capitalism, the rich can flit around the world with their vast fortunes while the rest of us are forever trapped by borders.

Adam Ramsay ·

While Americans Sleep, Our Corporate Overlords Make Progress Impossible

Both the Republicans and the Democrats vote as if the nation's middle-class taxpayer is a sleeping sucker.

Ralph Nader ·

Progressives Hold the Line as 'Manchema' Side With Oligarchy Against Biden Agenda

"We won't let massive corporations, billionaires, and a few conservative Democrats stand in the way of delivering transformational progress for millions of working people," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. "Stick to the plan. Pass both bills, together."

Jon Queally ·

America's Unpleasant Fate: Oligarchy or Autocracy

The competing systems of power are divided between alternatives which widen the social and political divide—and increase potential for violent conflict.

Chris Hedges ·

Nina Turner’s Loss Is Oligarchy’s Gain

Turner's defeat is a victory for an array of wealthy individuals and corporations alarmed at her willingness to challenge such corporate powerhouses as Big Pharma, insurance firms and the fossil-fuel industry.

Norman Solomon ·

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