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Onward to Stock Market Nirvana… Or Not
At long last, we have reached the Nirvana of consensus: the stock market is heading to new all-time highs. Even the perma-Bear camp seems to have accepted the inevitability of new all-time highs ahead: The FANG stocks are hitting new highs, … Continue reading
Murder Incorporated
Murder Incorporated is a three-book series by Mumia Abu Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, which I can highly recommend based on the first book. The other two are not out yet. Book One, “Dreaming of Empire,” is a critique of U.S. … Continue reading
How Fancy Bear Destroyed Eliot Higgins Bellingcat Credibility
If you’re just catching up, Fancy Bear was outed this past week and those Ukrainian hackers are going to cause a lot of legal problems for their supporters in the US if journalists remember their job is to protect the public as a 4th … Continue reading
Against David Irving’s View of Hitler
Eric Zuesse, as posted originally at The Unz Review In response to Ron Unz’s “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving”, this note will pick up on and elucidate the reader-comment to that from James N. Kennett, which stated: “It seemed … Continue reading
Here We Go Again: Our Double-Bubble Economy
Well, folks, here we go again: we have a double-bubble economy in housing and stocks, and a third difficult-to-chart bubble in greed, euphoria and credulity. Feast your eyes on Housing Bubble #2, a.k.a. the Echo Bubble: Here’s the S&P 500 stock … Continue reading
Why Are the Poor Patriotic?
We should be very grateful to Francesco Duina for his new book, Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. He begins with the following dilemma. The poor in the United States are in many ways worse off than … Continue reading
Did Hillary Clinton Violate Any of These 6 Criminal Statutes?
(The U.S. Government still refuses to present any of these 6 criminal cases, against her, to a grand jury.) Eric Zuesse On 14 June 2018, the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice ruled that the FBI was correct … Continue reading
America’s Public Are Foie-Gras Ducks
American Billionaires Farm This Public By Feeding to the Voters the Politicians Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Any animal farm needs to feed, to its livestock, food that the farmer has selected, so as to fatten the animals in … Continue reading
What’s Wrong with the Economy: 9 Toxic Dynamics
Beneath the surface signals of an eternally rising stock market and expanding GDP, we all sense something is deeply, systemically wrong with the U.S. economy. These nine structural dynamics generate secondary dynamics, all of which are toxic to social mobility, sustainable … Continue reading
What Else Canadians Should Be Sorry For — Besides Burning the White House
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War Six-years after the British landing at Jamestown, with the settlers struggling to survive and hardly managing to get their own local genocide underway, these new Virginians hired mercenaries to attack Acadia and (fail to) … Continue reading