The impulse to resist unbridled capitalism -- with its resulting extreme inequality and economic domination by the rich -- is basic and has persisted throughout the centuries.
Barack Obama is in the difficult position of being a president who wants to do good in a position that requires him to serve the U.S. economic elite and maintain American military dominance.
Healing the Earth
Leah Lemieux is the author of Rekindling the Waters: The Truth About Swimming wtih Dolphins. She explains the dark side of dolphin captivity, and the amazing side of our connections with this species.
The auto sector and US banking sector are going down and could take the rest of us with them. Only a bold vision will pull us out of the nosedive.
The real question is whether Obama can deliver. He can't satisfy the masses who love him and also satisfy the people responsible for the disastrous agenda of the last 25 years.
Feb 24, 2009
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Is there an alternative to capitalism? - An open discussion.
Given the state of the world today one can argue that human society is not fit enough to survive, at least not in the form in which we have built it.
It has been amazing to watch how media elites and the ruling classes can quickly recalibrate their beliefs. Everyone is a Keynesian now, but apparently nobody was wrong before.
With unemployment rising, along with the cost of living, trade unions in France are planning a second one-day general strike for March 19.
As cities around the world are rocked with protests, it's clear governments that respond to economic crisis with the discredited free-market agenda will not survive.