This includes a pretty good discussion of domestic politics as well as international relations. I’d like to see Peter Zeihan debate Alexander Dugin on the future of geopolitics.
LOL. One thing that’s interesting to consider is that if Biden gets elected whoever his picks as his VP will be acting President.
Not bad. Although let’s be clear: Alexandria is not radical or revolutionary. She does not call for the abolition of the state, the overthrow of the ruling class, or overthrow of the empire. She’s merely a reformist. Krystal and Saagar discuss AOC’s decision not to vote for […]
They say that like it’s a bad thing. Big Oil finally gets its comeuppance for its role in sole many Middle Eastern wars. By Matt Egan CNN The coronavirus pandemic has caused oil demand to drop so rapidly that the world is running out of room to store […]
Great Depression Two.
By Irina Ivanova CBS News The number of Americans struggling to pay their mortgages has skyrocketed as the economy reels from the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 3 million Americans behind by at least one month on their mortgage payments in the week ending April 12, according to the […]
By Annie Palmer CNBC Amazon warehouse workers are planning a “mass call out” this week to call attention to what they call a lack of protections for employees who continue to come to work amid the coronavirus outbreak. © Provided by CNBC Amazon workers at Amazon’s Staten Island […]
Krystal is coming along in her ideological evolution. Attack the System is a far-left revolutionary anarchist tendency that embraces all forms of anti-authoritarianism (pan-anarchism/anarcho-pluralism), crosses over to the radical center (class-based populism, the people vs. the elites), the populist-right (isolationism, anti-state/local control, free association, pro-gun, pro-free speech, anti-tax, […]
Stimulus checks and other coronavirus relief hindered by dated technology and rocky government rollout
It’s government, folks. It’s government. By Heather Long, Jeff Stein, Lisa Rein, Tony Romm Washington Post The national effort to get coronavirus relief money to Americans is at risk of being overwhelmed by the worst economic downturn in 80 years, as understaffed and underfunded agencies struggle to deliver […]
Is Ilhan coming through? By Sophie Kasakove The Guardian The Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has unveiled a bill that would cancel rent and mortgage payments for millions of Americans struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the legislation announced on Friday, landlords and mortgage holders would be able to […]
Always a silver lining. By Ryan McMaken Mises.Org Unlike the federal government, state and local governments in America can’t just create money out of thin air. So when tax revenues go down, that money is simply not available to the state legislatures and city councils anymore. These governments […]
Once again, Orange Man and the Faux Populists outmaneuver the Democrats.
The bankstas is gangstas. Actually, that’s an insult to gangsters.
Krystal and Saagar discuss Mark Cuban’s tweet in which the Shark Tank billionaire calls out lawmakers over payment protection programs.
Washington Post economics reporter Jeffrey Stein discusses provisions, including tax cuts, in the next stimulus bill that benefit the wealthy.
Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO of Social Capital gives insight on how Congress should approach the bailout bills, after his CNBC interview went viral.
Yep. During the period between the 1970s and 1990, liberal and left opinion decides that backwater peasants with their retrograde social views were the “real enemy” rather than the actual ruling class, and Donald Trump is what they got in response. A billionaire carnival barker marshaled the populist-right, […]
This is some pretty impressive economic/class/political analysis. It’s amazing that a former MSNBC journalist and a former White House correspondent actually get this stuff and are willing to say so. Krystal Ball exposes the Trump administration’s corporate interest in reopening the economy, explains how tax cuts for the […]
Krystal and Saagar give updates on coronavirus case numbers, share the number of reported deaths from Wuhan, and discuss a trial on a promising therapeutic medication for Covid-19 patients.
By Stephen Gandel CBS News A key piece of the federal government’s stimulus efforts to help small businesses and their employees has run out of money, shutting out thousands of potential borrowers who were seeking aid amidst the coronavirus-driven economic plunge. The U.S. Small Business Administration said Thursday […]
It’s government, folks. What do you expect? By Heather Long and Michelle Singletary Many Americans woke up Wednesday expecting to find a payment of $1,200 or more from the U.S. government in their bank account, but instead they realized nothing had arrived yet — or the wrong amount […]
Increasingly, the US ruling class is reminding me of the French ruling class prior to 1789 or the Russian ruling class prior to 1918 with their “Let them eat cake!” attitude.
At least the present crisis seems to be awakening a little bit of class consciousness. By Martha Mendoza and Kimberlee Kruesi Associated Press Nurse Mike Gulick was meticulous about not bringing the coronavirus home to his wife and their 2-year-old daughter. He’d stop at a hotel after work […]
Marie Antoinette Pelosi.
Krystal and Saagar discuss a report from The Intercept that exposes AOC challenger, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera’s campaign finance funds from prominent Wall Street executives, bankers.
Not bad, Krystal. Not bad.
Two libertarians discuss the case for skepticism about the states actions and motives as well as highlighting the massive social and economic costs associated with this mild to extreme lockdown. What would a libertarian society do for a pandemic? Is this virus worth worrying about considering all the […]
Tom Woods has been doing some good coverage of the present state of medical martial law this week. Check out some of these programs along with the comments from his e-newsletter posted below. What the Governors Should Do Now Dissident Virus Voices Is the Coronavirus a Libertarian Moment? […]
I’m not a fan of Laura Ingraham, who strikes me as mostly just an Adelson, Inc. mouthpiece, but she’s got a point here.
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange “All of the projection models were wrong. All of them,” admitted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in an interview last week with MSNBC. Governor Cuomo had been issuing frantic demands for tens of thousands of ventilators… that turned out not to be […]
This is actually some pretty good economic commentary. I disagree with bits of this but it’s more than just the standard right-wing rant against “socialism” (although there are elements of that as well). This fellow seems to have a better understanding of the relationship between State and Capital […]
Some good comments from Kim on global house arrest while the ruling class goes looting. “If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” Malcolm X
Back in 1983, Paul Fussell published a classic work that outlined his theory of class stratification in the US. The book discussed not only the socioeconomic positions but also the cultural and lifestyle aspects of different classes. I’ve generally found Fussell’s analysis to be as good as any. […]
Theoretically, both Russia and China (the Eastern wings of the International Five Families) are societies that meet most of the characteristics of what Westerners think of as “fascism.” Both exhibit chauvinistic nationalism, authoritarian statism, “crony capitalism,” wide class divisions, patriarchy, racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia. Neither one is particularly […]
Historically, whenever societies have experienced either an economic downturn or an epidemic of a disease, people have started looking for scapegoats to blame for the problem. In ancient societies, a literal human sacrifice might result. Right now, the US is experiencing both an economic downturn and an epidemic. […]
The upside of the Latin Americanization of the US economy is that it will essentially resolve the immigration debate because no one will want to migrate from Latin America if they are only going to another country with Latin American class structures.
A lot of Republican politicians are going to be moving leftward on economics in the future because many of them represent deep red zones that are in terrible economic condition, which will create conflict between them and the right-wing plutocrats that bankroll the party.
Let’s hope so.
It makes perfect sense. The Left is rising in the US and the Right is declining. Trump is to the left of Biden and Sanders is to the left of Trump. The Left needs to realize they can’t win without the actual proletariat.
The new salt mines. ABC News As the battle against COVID-19 ramps up across the nation, health care professionals at small and rural hospitals are getting furloughed, reassigned and told their employment contracts are canceled. Leanne Helmerich is one of 600 staff members furloughed at Hillcrest Medical System […]
Let them eat caviar.
Academic leftists can’t get over their addiction to statism. We don’t need no federal anything. Worker power, not state power. The ruling class needs to get out of the way so workers can create their own jobs.
“Progressives” need to stop begging the state for a few more crumbs and get on board with the revolution.
There are few more pertinent examples of “crony capitalism” that the transit industry.
Kshama Sawant, of the Trotskyist Socialist Alternative, takes on the Amazon uber-capitalist empire. So early 20th century. She bashes both the Democrats and property taxes in this.