11 Dec 2018

From Baghdad to Madison the Neoliberal Agenda is Unfolding

Seizing political control in the most advanced, economically sophisticated and wealthy democracy in the western world requires huge amounts of money, political manipulation, military and political control stealth, and raw power. Taking political control is a process that has to be almost imperceptible until it reaches its near-final stages. Only

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01 Dec 2018

New Book Explores How to Cope With Student Debt and Beyond

Going to college used to be affordable, but the modern economy and rising expenses of advanced education have changed dramatically enough to make college tuition an exorbitant burden. Today, about 70% of all students in the U.S. have some college tuition debt and the numbers below show the extent of

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27 Nov 2018

Trump’s Capitalism Goes on Trial

The bottom line is that the Mueller investigation is not only an indictment of Trump and his family, but of any entire economic system. No wonder people are looking for new economic alternatives.  Americans have developed an odd fascination with wealth. Most are not sure how vast amounts of money

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04 Nov 2018

White U.S. Supremists Most Dangerous of All to Domestic Security

New York Times by Janet Reitman, Oct. 3, 2018 From the FBI to the DHS to state police, U.S. law enforcement failed to see the threat of white nationalism. Now they have no idea how to stop it. Read next week’s cover story now. White supremacists and other far-right extremists

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31 Oct 2018

Does Wall Street Have Something to Hide When It Comes To Social Security?

On Oct. 16, 2018, Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said that due to an increase in the federal budget deficit, Republicans would have to reduce and alter some of the key provisions in Social Security and Medicare.  In his announcement, McConnell said the only way to reduce the record-high

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30 Oct 2018

Can Billionaire Donor Sheldon Adelson Make the Republican Party Less Anti-Semitic?

Multi-million dollar donors to national political campaigns are businesspeople, as much as they are political partisans. This means they first and foremost want tangible returns for their multi-million dollar donations.  These returns can take the form of favorable regulations, repeal of legislation and the appointment of political surrogates to courts

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26 Oct 2018

Decline in Housing Sales Also Is Bad For Retirement Planning

Recent reports that younger people (aged 38 to 34) prefer to rent rather than to buy homes is not only bad for the $10 trillion housing industry, but it also is bad for retirement accounts. A new report by the Stanford Center on Longevity found that “the homeownership rate fell

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18 Oct 2018

Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid: The Keys to the 2018 Election

The scandals, Russian collusion investigation, self-dealing financial transactions, mismanagement, insults to women and people of color, are all trademarks of the Trump administration as they inflame sections of the electorate. But, the one thing that crosses all social-economic and political boundaries is a 83-year-old benefit that is now under attack

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17 Oct 2018

American Cannabis Companies Will Find New Opportunities in Canada

If you are an established U.S. based and registered cannabis company and want to be listed on a major stock exchange in Canada, there are some new opportunities north of the U.S. border that may be interesting. At least, that is the goal of the Tormont Group, based in Toronto,

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16 Oct 2018

Public Pension Underfunding Hits $6 Trillion, But It Should Be Higher

The unfunded liability of public pension funds is not something typically discussed by politicians and average citizens, but it should be. That’s because unfunded pension liabilities affect the fiscal stability of entire states, millions of public employees, from teachers and firemen to city hall secretaries and anyone who works for

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