This is interesting. If you take out the conservative Protestant aspect of this piece, it could be something a Maoist/Third Worldist would write. Proto-Protestantism Recently I was talking with my son and he told me about some experiences he had on a Christian chat forum that he visits […]
By Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Debt troubles in China and Washington, D.C. helped boost safe-haven demand for precious metals early this week. By Thursday, however, investors piled back into stocks and sold safe havens like gold and silver again. Platinum is making news for an unusual reason […]
The latest in massive US government spending on imperialist projects: a bill to fund Israel’s Iron Dome passed on Thursday, providing $1 billion in backing to the air defense system. Eight Democrats voted against the bill, with a final vote of 420 to 9 (2 representatives voting present). […]
Nothing changes until the Fed loses its power to control the economy through interest rates and QE.
Ryan Grim and Alyssa Farah react to reporting by the New York Times that lawyers from top accounting firms do brief stints in the Treasury Department, with the expectation of big raises when they return.
David Sirota breaks down progressives’ path to victory on prescription drug pricing reform.
Ryan Grim and Alyssa Farah react to significant labor shortages in the childcare industry.
Team Rising reacts to reporting that Facebook uses its News Feeds feature to push flattering content about the company.
This is an interesting application of Marxist analysis to the contemporary left, which I think is accurate. In fact, I have a similar essay myself, based on a talk I gave a few years ago. By Benedict Cryptofash Over the past year, as @BCryptofash, I have developed a […]
Center for a Stateless Society Rad Geek (Charles Johnson) is an individualist anarchist technologist and “sometimes writer”, living in the Deep South. He researches topics in the history and theory of radical individualism, left-libertarianism, and market anarchism, with an interest in intellectual and social history, and analytic philosophy. […]
By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute When Barack Obama used the transcontinental railroads as an example of the wonderful things that can be accomplished with grandiose government programs, he was attacked for mistakenly referring to the railroads as “inter continental.” Notably, he was attacked by approximately no one for […]
By Justin Raimondo Mises Institue This selection is from Justin Raimondo’s 1995 introduction to Rothbard’s monograph Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy, in which Rothbard further develops libertarian class analysis in an examination of how “big business” and other monied elites have consistently controlled American domestic and […]
Krystal and Saagar take another look at the Evergrande situation to understand the potential effects a collapse could have on China’s economy and the global economy as a whole
Krystal and Saagar respond to the feminists in mainstream media defending Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes as her trial for fraud continues
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Money Metals Credit risk out of China and debt ceiling drama in Washington are driving precious metals markets this week. Gold and silver attracted some significant safe-haven buying as equity markets succumbed to selling. The storyline being trumpeted in the financial media […]
The funniest part of this is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis”
A Maoist/Third Worldist critique of the American “left.” By Jason Unruhe and SMG John Introduction The big topic the last few weeks has been this reactionary notion of “American socialist patriotism”. The White middle-class talking heads of social media have been attempting to repackage American exceptionalism for the […]
In Western countries, unions have long become assimilated respectable institutions, kind of like churches or the Rotary Club. Early in my radical “career,” I held to the standard “workerist” paradigm of the Old Left. Working with real-life trade unions, socialist parties, and anarcho-syndicalist organizations cured me of all […]
Ryan Grim and Alyssa Farah discuss the math error that led to millions of Americans receiving confusing letters from the IRS.
By Jp Cortez, Sound Money Defense League Money Metals America’s central bankers are tasked with impartial oversight over aspects of the American economy. But could these individuals be making decisions on interest rates and bailout operations based on what is best for their own personal investment portfolios? After […]
Krystal and Saagar bring viewers up to speed on the debt ceiling battle taking place within the halls of congress and what Dems are planning on doing about it
Krystal looks at the huge tax giveaway Democrats are planning on giving to their billionaire donors, despite the tax the rich dress worn by AOC that said otherwise
Krystal and Saagar are joined by journalist David Sirota to get the latest on the battles taking place among Democratic moderates and progressives in congress on drug prices and other issues
Krystal and Saagar take a deep dive into the forces leading to the stock market tanking, in particular the situation involving China’s real estate market which might sound familiar to many Americans
Mirko Draca of CAGE at the University of Warwick discusses the political polarisation that has emerged over the past few years over issues such as climate change and immigration. Survey data reveal the existence of left-wing and right-wing anarchist types from the late-1980s onwards, but both types appear […]
Company towns are making a comeback. My general view is that pan-secessionism will look a lot like what space colonization would look like. In both cases, there would be fiefdoms established by oligarchs, but there would also be utopian colonies and communities, ranging from religious and ethnically oriented […]
By Robert Davis, Invisible People A federal court declared that people experiencing homelessness have a right to personal property, including bulky items like mattresses and carts. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing The City of Los Angeles from discarding large, […]
By Conor Sen, Bloomberg Plentiful new jobs at higher wages in places with cheaper housing sounds like a solution to inequality. The campaign against economic inequality has put a bullseye on cities. Local governments are encouraged to raise minimum wages, change their zoning laws and build more housing, […]
Krystal and Saagar explain how defense contractors and politicians reaped huge profits off the war on terror over the past 20 years
Former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Greg Jaczko, explains why U.S. nuclear programs are not up to par in fighting climate change.
By Matt Taibbi Michael Sandel’s “The Tyranny of Merit” doesn’t say so, but the pandemic has become the ultimate expression of upper-class America’s obsession with meritocracy. It was impossible to mistake the tone of Joe Biden’s announcement of a vaccine mandate last week. It was an angry speech, […]
Sports editor for SF Gate, Alex Shultz, explains why Oracle Park concessions workers have voted to strike.
HuffPost reporter Arthur Delaney breaks down President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ tax reform plan, including the controversial ‘Zombie Tax.’
Ryan Grim makes the case against investing more in nuclear energy.
Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss the latest roadblock in Democrats’ efforts to lower prescription drug prices.
By Peter Zeihan on September 17 2021 So, what does keep my up at night? The current global semiconductor supply chain. Distinct capabilities exist in separate supply chains and manufacturing bases—lower end supply from China, higher-end chips from places like Taiwan and South Korea. And a critical middle-ground from […]
Krystal and Saagar are joined by journalist David Dayen to break down the fight over lowering drug prices taking place within the Democratic party as negotiations for the reconciliation bill heat up
Peter Zeihan’s Sinoskepticism is a welcome counter-voice to the present efforts by the US power elite to develop a cold war with China. By Peter Zeihan on September 16, 2021 Concerns are rising over Chinese dominance in the realm of rare earths metals processing. This is a problem that […]
Fine News China’s recently announced the expansion of a special economic zone in Shenzhen as part of plans to further business links with Hong Kong, including its financial sector. The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone will grow from around 15 square kilometers to over 120 […]
by Alexander Chipman Koty ASEAN Briefing ndonesia is set to open two new special economic zones (SEZs) in the island city of Batam after President Joko Widodo recently approved the decision. The new zones aim to develop a number of industries in Batam, with an emphasis on the […]
Futurism Acclaimed musician Claire “Grimes” Boucher posted a TikTok video on Wednesday night in which she returned to one of her favorite pastimes: overpromising what artificial intelligence can provide to society. “I have a proposition for the communists,” she said in the video. “Typically, most of the communists […]
Briahna Joy Gray, Ryan Grim, Kim Iversen, and Robby Soave discuss whether the pandemic has permanently changed the way Americans think about the public safety net.
Robby Soave makes the case for waiving pandemic restrictions for everyone, not just the celebrity class
The progressives are showing that their priorities are simply to increase the amount of welfare for corporations, private contractors, and state and local governments. Why isn’t their priority to defund the Saudi genocide in Yemen or Israel’s open-air concentration camp in Gaza, or end America’s drone wars against […]
Class Reductionists, Red/Brown Alliancers, and Maximal Culture Warriors are All Strengthening Pan-Secessionism
It’s like ATS now has a de facto mass army of inadvertent troops, comprised almost entirely of folks who have never heard of us and wouldn’t like us if they had. As most readers know, I have long been an advocate of a political realignment along decentralist vs. […]
I frankly don’t give a flying fuck about this infrastructure bill thing but it’s news so I post about it anyway. Ryan Grim breaks down Joe Manchin’s efforts to kill the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
Thom Hartmann discusses his new book, “The Hidden History of American Healthcare,” and why previous attempts to bring universal healthcare to the U.S. have failed.
Krystal and Saagar are joined by policy expert Matt Stoller who details how Wall Street executives profited off the 9/11 disaster
David Sirota breaks down why the White House hasn’t shared life-saving vaccine research with the rest of the world, despite having the legal standing to do so.
Investigative reporters Stephen Janis and Taya Graham explain why Big Pharma is lobbying against allowing the federal government to negotiate drug prices.