By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Anyone who says inflation isn’t a problem hasn’t tried shopping for a new home recently. Housing costs are skyrocketing. The median sales price of existing homes has spiked 16% over the past 12 months (from $270,400 to $313,000) – the fastest pace […]
I tend to agree with Michael Lind’s view that not only will the Democrats be the dominant party in the years ahead, but also that the real debates in mainstream politics will be between progressives and neoliberals in the Democratic Party over the issue of to what degree […]
Isn’t that more or less insider trading? Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s latest investments in Roblox.
I am opposed to taxes generally, but we need to start by reducing taxes from the bottom up. Some unusually insightful comments about the relationship between corporate profits and infrastructure about 11 minutes in. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss progressive priorities for the infrastructure bill.
It’s interesting that a bunch of Republicans are most aware of all this than much of the so-called Left. The American Conservative’s 5th Annual Crony Capitalism Conference The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created to be a lifeline to small businesses struggling to stay afloat as the response […]
By Leila Al-Shami We are no less than the Paris commune workers: they resisted for 70 days and we are still going on for a year and a half.” Omar Aziz, 2012 On 18 March 2021 people around the globe will be commemorating the 150th anniversary of the […]
Wow. Gillis said something reasonable. Broken clock, twice a day. By William Gillis, Center for a Stateless Society If the problem with taxation is the coercion, then surely the priority of any coherent and consistent libertarian reformism on taxes should be to minimize the number of people who […]
By Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange William Watts with MarketWatch sees the “biggest Inflation scare in 40 years” on its way. He expects massive amounts of stimulus coupled with a boom associated with easing COVID restrictions to generate a surge in prices like the nation hasn’t seen since […]
Fiscal hawks have been sounding the alarm about rising debt levels for decades, but their nightmare scenario of runaway inflation hasn’t come to pass. How do we know if this time is different?
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss President Biden’s Pentagon budget compared to Trump’s.
Wow. The capitalist class really is fragmenting. Team Rising reacts to the virtual meeting of hundreds of CEOs to discuss the Georgia voter laws.
Oh, well. So much for an anarcho-syndicalist revival. I always figured a modern union movement would be hampered by issues like this. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti break down the Amazon workers’ union election results.
By Hogeye Bill Is Sectarianism a Problem? There are a significant number of anarchists who hold a narrow view of what anarchism is, defining it in such a way to disqualify other anti-state ideologies. Some try to justify this historically – but in this case only mutualists are […]
By Julia Barnes, Counterpunch Solar panels, wind turbines, and electric cars have long been touted as solutions to the climate crisis. The “green” image attached to these technologies masks a dark reality; they are adding to the problem of environmental destruction, failing to reduce CO2 emissions, and accelerating […]
By Kevin Cahill, New Stateman The Queen, the family of the actress Nicole Kidman, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the media tyco The world relative to its human population is quite large. It is 123 billion acres in size, of which 37 billion acres are land. This […]
A virtual conference hosted by the Startup Societies Foundation is happening in a few weeks. About the Event In the aftermath of COVID-19, the world will need to rebuild economically and politically. To prepare for this, the Startup Societies Foundation is hosting a virtual summit that will explore […]
By K. Lloyd Billingsley, Independent Institute “Certain San Francisco artists may receive $1,000 a month under a new city program, the latest in a series of universal basic income initiatives cropping up in cities across California,” writes Faith Pinho of msn.com. Anybody eager for the extra $1000 might […]
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Americans appear to be growing more concerned about the skyrocketing national debt level – officially $28.1 trillion and counting. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s monthly Fiscal Confidence Index recently shed five points, dropping to a level of 47, in the wake of […]
Krystal Ball reacts to a new National Review about the Georgia voter laws.
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says cryptocurrencies, virtual reality, and mobile devices are helping individuals escape failed institutions.
Well, why not?
Host of Bad Faith podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, discusses the rise in billionaires in 2020.
Krystal Ball breaks down Sen. Mitch McConnell’s hypocritical comments on corporations involvement in politics.
Saagar Enjeti reacts to Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s attack on populism in his latest interview with Joe Rogan.
Team Rising reacts to Jeff Bezos endorsing President Biden’s infrastructure bill.
Senior reporter at ProPublica, Alec MacGillis, discusses the latest updates on the Amazon workers’ union vote in Alabama.
Good luck with this, Caitlyn.
Welcome to water imperialism.
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, New York Judging from last year’s Democratic primaries, few would have believed that former Vice-President Joe Biden would be leading the Democratic Party out of the political wilderness armed with some of the most expensive bills in American history. In a crowded primary field, Biden […]
Black Agenda Report “The principles of anarchism appear to be growing in some corners of the Black community,” due largely to the work and thought of former Black Panther Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. In our opening post, the Black Agenda Review described its objective to provide a longer historical and more explicitly […]
By Cynthia Griffith, Invisible People On the Heels of the Pandemic, the Growing Population of Unsheltered People Are Forced to Live in Their Vehicles A friend of mine who works in the criminal justice system once said to me in confidence, “I know incarceration is a scam because […]
Now that “woke capitalism” is becoming hegemonic, the right-wing is developing anti-capitalist ideas. Hilarious. By Curt Mills, The American Conservative Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Justice Clarence Thomas signaled camaraderie Monday with those who would check corporate power. Two events came to pass Monday that, for now, […]
Krystal Ball explains why the housing market is booming for those in the upper middle class and breaks down what it means for costs of homes in the future.
A review of a collection of articles on anarchism and syndicalism in the colonial and postcolonial world, 1870-1940
A review of: Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World (1870-1940): The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social LiberationEdited by Steven Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt; with a Foreword by Benedict Anderson Abstract: The volume under review is a very informative and, an immenselythought-provoking […]
Michael Lind, author of The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite, returns to The Realignment to discuss the end of the Trump administration, and the start of the Biden presidency. He also expands on his formulation that “neoliberalism is the disease, populism is the symptom, […]
An interview with Michael Lind from January. In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Michael Lind, the author of “The New Class War”, to discuss the recent riots in the nation’s capital and to examine how it is that America arrived at such a violent […]
I agree that the USSR was not state-capitalist. What we have in the USA is state capitalism. I consider Soviet-type economies to be party/military/state/bureaucratic dictatorships but not “capitalist.” If anything, I would compare them to ancient tyrannies like Egypt and Babylon.
This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective. My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]
They want to tax how much you drive, then they want to only allow you to go to certain places with vaccine passports.
The American Prospect’s executive editor, David Dayen, discusses the growing backlash against targeted advertising.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to reports that Biden’s AG Secretary, Tom Vilsack, is encouraging him to rejoin the TPP.
Saagar Enjeti analyzes the politicization of pop culture and its daily consequences around the world.
But will China be able to escape its dependency on American capital and the American security framework that facilitates global trade? By Christopher Layne, Texas A&M University In this article, I show that far from consenting to be bound by institutions and rules of the Pax Americana, China […]
It was out-competed by politics and corporate media? By Ben Sixsmith, The American Conservative For decades, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., and its chairman Vince McMahon have dominated professional wrestling. For most casual fans, their business is the business. The company and the pursuit can seem inextricable. It was […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to Jay Carney’s attack on Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Krystal Ball discusses the morality of billionaires existing.
By Robert Lindsay There have been many leftwing nationalists – the Pathet Lao, Stalin, Samora Machel in Mozambique, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, Aristide in Haiti, Correo in Ecuador, the Fernandez’ in Argentina, and of course the Chavistas in Venezuela. The IRA was left nationalist. So was the ETA […]
Contrary to what most leftists believe, the state is the most pernicious of all ruling class institutions. Noam Chomsky’s “I’d like to see the power of the federal government increased” in order to rein in the power of business is foolish and misguided, although unfortunately many if not […]
Washington, D.C, March 30, 2021 — U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) today re-introduced sound money legislation to remove all federal income taxation from gold and silver coins and bullion. The Monetary Metals Tax Neutrality Act (H.R. 2284) backed by the Sound Money Defense League and free-market activists – would clarify that the […]
Team Rising discusses Amazon’s response to social media backlash.