Crony capitalism and corporate welfare: Is this $30 billion worth of corruption?

Downsize DC
by Jim Babka


Do mere politicians really know how much credit should be given to small businesses? They sure seem to think so. The House voted to pass something called the ‘Small Business Lending Act of 2010′ on June 17th. This bill will expand the national debt by $30 billion in an effort to encourage more lending to small businesses...

Death of capitalism? Tragedy of the commons redux

Freedom's Phoenix
by Call Me Oyate


We all know we hate classism, but at this point, the economic class makes money just for being them. A working man might hope to have a small house or apartment by his wits and hard work. But everything else is owned. All of the productive resrources, the mineral rights under your feet, they even propose to own the air that you breathe at least in the inverse: BP’s mistakes are busy pumping highly toxic organic gasses into THEIR air. Know how you know they own it? The United States Military is protecting their proprietary rights. By keeping journalists and researchers away, the USA, our military and a FOREIGN CORPORATION assert that’s it’s their air, not yours. They can do what they please with it, even Ron Paul says so: do not mess with private enterprise. And you still have freedom of choice. Don’t like the air? Stop breathing it...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Disaster Capitalism Hits Europe (and the US is Next)

By Mark Weisbrot

Eurozone governments and European authorities are using the economy to justify pushing through rightwing policy changes.

Crises of Capitalism


Radical social theorist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?

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