Perhaps the attack on unions isn't surprising, given the ongoing recession caused by the 2008 financial crash. Better to turn the 99 per cent against each other rather than against the 1 per cent.
The word "demonology" is highly descriptive of how the Harper government and its corporate masters have substituted demonology for democracy.
As Spain's prime minister announced deep austerity cuts Wednesday in order to secure funds from the European Union to bail out Spain's failing banks, the people have taken to the streets once again.
Sino-Forest is just the latest in a long line of stock market calamities that have plagued Canada's capital markets. And yet, there is little done to clean up the markets.
Could we have a system where public credit was used for public works, and the common good, rather than to generate private profit, and feed corporate greed? Yes, we could.
I know it's not considered "politically correct" to talk about this. But I, for one, am sick of these welfare types taking my hard-earned money and spending it on whatever they please.
The rise of the casino industry is symbolic of the ruin of the North American economy. In the financial industry, gambling with our money on the capital markets was seen as a legitimate occupation.
Iceland is a great example of people who fought for civility in the face of capitalism run amok. They took a stand when all of the forces of international capital were allied against them.
Our own finance minister, Jim Flaherty, along with Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, recently came out strongly in opposition to a modest proposal to regulate the U.S. banking system.
Capitalism has entered an ugly new era, one that may work well for the shareholders of the world, but not for the rest of us.