Put Away the Fireworks… You Don’t Live in a Democracy Anymore

Put Away the Fireworks… You Don’t Live in a Democracy Anymore

… the majority does not rule … by John Atcheson Within the last 30 years, while we’ve chased bogeymen overseas and here at home, our Democracy has fallen. We have been taken over; defeated; our voices neutered; our freedoms trampled; our democracy vanquished. No invading force accomplished this; no jackboots echoed across our republic; no alien flag was raised above our lands. Not a single shot was fired by our vaunted military to halt this takeover. No,…

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Millennials are ripe for socialism: A generation is rising up against neoliberal oppression

Millennials are ripe for socialism: A generation is rising up against neoliberal oppression

Gallup finds up to 70 percent of young Americans favor wealth redistribution. Elites have only themselves to blame by ANIS SHIVANI, ALTERNET   Few developments have caused as much recent consternation among advocates of free-market capitalism as various findings that millennials, compared to previous generations, are exceptionally receptive to socialism. A recent Reason-Rupe survey found that a majority of Americans under 30 have a more favorable view of socialism than of capitalism. Gallup finds that almost 70 percent of young…

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“The Pitchforks Are Coming”

“The Pitchforks Are Coming”

Ultra Rich Mans Letter: “To Fellow Filthy Rich Americans: The Pitchforks are Coming” by Nick Hanauer You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in my 20s to giant ones like Amazon.com, for which I was the first nonfamily investor. Then…

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With More Americans Going Far Left (And Right), an Anti-Corporate Agenda Takes Shape

With More Americans Going Far Left (And Right), an Anti-Corporate Agenda Takes Shape

Voters hit hardest by free-trade economics are rebelling against the status quo. We can use that energy to build a powerful, grassroots movement for democracy. David Korten A recently released study by four leading economists of voting in U.S. congressional races uncovered an important pattern. According to a New York Times report on the study, “Areas hardest hit by trade shocks were much more likely to move to the far right or the far left politically.” Job…

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Should We Take Millennials’ ‘Rejection’ of Capitalism Seriously?

Should We Take Millennials’ ‘Rejection’ of Capitalism Seriously?

There is nothing new about millennials’ dissatisfaction with capitalism by Raz Godelnik on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016   Millennials keep making headlines. After the media was trying to figure out why so many of them support (or even love!) Bernie Sanders, a new survey brought up somewhat more surprising news: The majority of millennials reject capitalism. Yes, you’ve heard it right. A Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that “51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism….

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The Revolution Will Be Digitized

The Revolution Will Be Digitized

‘Why? And Why Now?’ Panama Papers ‘John Doe’ Steps Out of Shadows Anonymous whistleblower says “Panama Papers are, if nothing else, a glaring symptom of our society’s progressively diseased and decaying moral fabric.” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer, Common Dreams The anonymous source behind the Panama Papers stepped out of the shadows on Friday to offer justification for what has been called the biggest leak in history. The whistleblower’s gender and name remain secret, as does their occupation….

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Even a Time Finance Columnist Is Now Questioning American Capitalism

Even a Time Finance Columnist Is Now Questioning American Capitalism

Even a Time Finance Columnist Is Now Questioning American Capitalism Rana Foroohar’s “Makers and Takers” breaks down crisis-prone U.S. economy BY CHRIS LEHMANN Casual browsers might mistake Rana Foroohar’s Makers and Takers for a Tea Party manifesto. The phrase is most famously identified with House Speaker Paul Ryan, who warned in 2010 that “takers”—i.e., people who receive more in federal benefits than they pay in taxes—were poised to become the majority of Americans, eclipsing the “makers”—the business owners and financiers…

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A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

  A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows By Max Ehrenfreund In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn’t clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative…

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