Category: Studied Analysis

From The New Deal To The Green New Deal | HuffPost

President Herbert Hoover clashed with successor Franklin Roosevelt over the latter's New Deal agenda.

Who is Atlas did he Shrug?

Bernie Sanders says that he’s a socialist and that he loves the New Deal. He doesn’t see any discordance there, and neither do a lot of people who support him.

There’s a famous story that was told when I was growing up about a politician who is asked about his position on whiskey. And he says, “If by whiskey we mean the drink we enjoy to celebrate happy events and toast our friends, I’m for whiskey. But if by whiskey we mean the demon liquor that drives families apart, I’m against whiskey.”

That’s where I am. If by socialism, you mean the New Deal, then by golly I’m in favor of it. Obviously, the New Deal shaded into socialism or social democracy, if you will. But in many ways, it’s a foolish argument, because we have socialism for the rich everywhere. Nobody is actually trying to keep the government out of the market. At least, nobody in Herbert Hoover or Donald Trump’s Republican Party.

via From The New Deal To The Green New Deal | HuffPost

Special Investigation- The psychology about getting Julian Assange.

News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat: Denialism, nihilism and the Murdoch propaganda machine | The Monthly

A MUST READ. News Corp and the fight against it for a BETTER Australia (ODT)

News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat: Denialism, nihilism and the Murdoch propaganda machine | The Monthly

American Crusade: The War on Terror and the Ruins of the Middle East | Informed Comment

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As they were, as they still are. Lest one assume that responsibility for the catastrophe that followed rests solely upon Bush and his hawkish circle, remember that the administration’s responses were approved by 90% of the American public, the highest presidential approval rating ever achieved, while a full 80% of them expressly favored Bush’s open-ended war against Afghanistan. That war would eventually let loose mayhem across a dozen other nations (and it’s still spreading), leaving millions of dead, disfigured, displaced human beings in its wake. Most Americans and nearly all of their congressional representatives were complicit in what remains an unfinished global moral, economic, and political calamity that far exceeds anything the grotesque Donald Trump has so far brought about. He may yet start a nuclear war and has already undoubtedly sparked what could become a cascade of nuclear proliferation, yet for now the malign legacy of the 43rd President — that American crusade — exceeds anything the 45th one has yet imagined. And no, God does not will it.

via American Crusade: The War on Terror and the Ruins of the Middle East | Informed Comment

Social Democracy and Capitalism: A Critique – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Dr Tristan Ewins Capitalism and its benefits “Restoring ‘a traditional social democratic mixed economy’ is part of the solution to current economic maladies ; but at the same time it is only the beginning of the journey…” 1) Capitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production, exploitation…

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Roaming Charges: Whitelash, White Heat?

Was Hillary Clinton felled by a “whitelash” at the polls? Did a stealth surge of angry white voters fueled by an incendiary racial animus fool pollsters (not to mention Robby Mook, who ran 400,000 …

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