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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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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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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30 Sep 2018

Does Politics Have a Valid Role in Financial Services Marketing?

Traditional marketing theory and business practices have long said that politics and religion should be avoided in daily business practices at all costs. But the new reality is that politics is ever present.  It is now part of social relationships, dating, religion and business. It now being injected into most

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25 Sep 2018

Can Journalism Recover From the Trump Regime?

The combination of an overly corrupt presidency, headed by a mentally unstable president, combined with largely unaccountable 24 hour internet and cable TV commentaries has transformed American journalism beyond recognition. Traditional reporting, defined in the book Reporting for Journalists, (Chris Frost, 2003; London: Taylor & Francis) as “a duty to

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07 Sep 2018

Financial Advisors Should Tell Clients Why Real Wages Are Not Rising

Financial advisors who want to be honest with the clients, should tell them the reason they feel poor is because they are. Real wages and wage stagnation have been developing since the ’70s as a by-product of Ronald Reagan’s neoliberal policies, compounded by the Fed’s view that any wage growth

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28 Aug 2018

College Students Get a Lesson in Corruption

Making tuition loans to college students is a huge business. Some $1.5 trillion in loans are outstanding to student borrowers and some of these loans have been flagged for being abusive in terms of bad disclosure or aggressive collection practices from loan servicers and debt collectors. College tuition debt now

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18 Aug 2018

The Progressive Economic Agenda Courtesy of Senator Sanders

While economics is a cornerstone of the progressive agenda, many people, including some in the DNC, don’t know the specifics of how changes in the economic and financial systems can benefit Americans. Money drives politics, so it is in the interests of informed investors to know how these policies can

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