Our lame-ass “progressive” politicians and media commentators need to be pushing rent strikes, debt strikes, labor strikes, prisoner releases, etc. etc. etc. Jimmie Dore seems to be one of the few that has stepped up to the plate so far. By Rachel Martin Forbes Topline: As millions of […]
By Nick Martin The New Republic I left college $25,000 in debt, a fact I’m reminded of every month when an email from Great Lakes Borrowers Services informs me that “Your Automatic Payment Will Be Made Soon.” But relative to most American graduates, I got off easy: The […]
By Eric Reed The Street While some are able to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, other people simply don’t have jobs that allow for that. Many people are in industries that are still working. However, the economic impact of the pandemic has wreaked havoc on many […]
A falling out among thieves. The only reason GM still exists is because of the last ruling class looting spree from 2008. Is the ruling class fracturing? Jamie L. LaReau Detroit Free Press General Motors and its CEO Mary Barra are in President Donald Trump’s crosshairs more than […]
As Coronavirus Spreads, Poll Shows Nearly 60% in US Believe Political System Designed Solely to Serve Rich and Powerful
We’re a majority now, but we need to get our numbers up further. By Julia Conley Common Dreams New polling out Wednesday backdropped by the continuing coronavirus outbreak shows that most of the country believes the U.S. political system works only for the wealthy and elite rather than […]
By Roge Karma Vox As of March 31, 270 million people in at least 33 states, 89 counties, and 29 cities across the US have been urged by their government officials to stay home. While these policies often come with seismic life disruptions, the vast majority of Americans […]
A new rallying cry among America’s working class: No one should pay rent until the coronavirus pandemic ends
It’s fascinating to see an article like this in the Voice of the Deep State. By Renae Merle, Heather Long and Patricia Sullivan Washington Post After losing his job as a restaurant cook last month, Casey James began contacting his Atlanta neighbors with an idea: No one should […]
The same pattern the US Left has followed since the 1970s. A relevant observation from the comments section: “I never drank the AOC kool aid. 90% of the interest in her derives from the fact that she’s a young woman of color and she’s from NYC, which we’re […]
Rent strikes, labor strikes, prison strikes. It’s happening. Read all about it here.
The “Who Cares? Act” is statism on steroids, ruling class looting on steroids, and political class opportunism on steroids.
An interesting discussion of Trump from November 2016, immediately after Trump’s election, that nails the essence of Trumpism fairly well, i.e. a symbolic triumph of populism against elitism where the principal division is social class. The speakers in this video are “conservative intellectuals” of the old-bourgeois variety, and […]
‘The Strike Wave Is in Full Swing’: Amazon, Whole Foods Workers Walk Off Job to Protest Unjust and Unsafe Labor Practices
“One of the best ways to thank essential workers is to support the fight to improve their lives.” (By: Julia Conley, Common Dreams) Labor rights advocates on Monday urged the public to show support and solidarity with Amazon employees who walked off the job at a Staten Island […]
By Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange The roller coaster ride in markets took a sharp turn higher this week after the Federal Reserve and Congress together pledged over 6 trillion dollars to rescue the financial system. Perhaps this week was an inflection point for the mass fear and […]
A contemporary scholarly masterpiece that completely debunks the state. Available at Amazon.
What Thorstein Veblen called “conspicuous consumption.”
Yes! It’s actually happening. Krystal Ball discusses the lack of safety, unsanitary conditions, and absent paid leave the working class is facing at companies like Amazon and Whole Foods.
Kulinski comes through on the ruling class looting spree as well. Fortunately, I’ve never been anything but an anarchist, so I never had to go through the process of being “disillusioned” with politicians. I’ve always merely expected the worst and have never been disappointed.
The one man who had the balls to stand up to the ruling class looting spree. Meanwhile, the Social Democratic parliamentary deputies one again vote to give the Kaiser war credits. Jimmie smashes the hell out of “progressives” in this and calls for a rent strike, mortgage strike, […]
A reasonably decent article from Politico explaining what a joke the “stimulus” actually is. Basically, corporate welfare plus. Republicans and conventional conservatives have made much fun of the various “special interest” provisions that got tacked on to the bill. However, as usual, they fail to recognize that corporations, […]
The neoliberals’ leading pundit once again makes an ass of himself.
I don’t particularly care for the Berniebros at TMBS, though I agree with much of what they’re saying in this as far as “solutions” to the present situation. Refuse back to work orders, debt strikes, demand reparations, form mutual aid societies, etc.
A paleoconservative commentator explains why Trumpism represents an insurgency by the old bourgeoisie and its allies against the managerial elite. I frequently find the work of reactionaries and traditional conservatives interesting because they offer many cogent critiques of the contemporary ruling class, given that their vantage point is […]
There’s nothing like “progress.”
Just send the landlord an envelope with a note saying, “I bet you thought this envelope was going to contain my rent check. April Fool!” What happens on the first of the month when residents, restaurants, and retail stores don’t pay rent? By Henry Grabar Slate In a […]
This is a must-watch. Jimmie Dore and Max Blumenthal describe how the “stimulus bill” is to the economy/class relations what the PATRIOT Act was to civil liberties and what the Gulf of Tonkin resolution was to foreign policy. And the entire spectrum of the political class, from the […]
India outperforms the USA.
It’s good to see Jimmie taking on the progressives/social democrats over their weak-kneed response to the neoliberals/plutocrats.
This video is over a year old, but it’s a good description of the neoliberal vs. populist division that is growing on the US right, just like there is a growing division between neoliberals and social democrats on the US left. The consequences of the Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama neoliberal paradigm […]
As lame as Krystal’s Bernie-sis social democracy and Saager’s Ross Douthat neoconservatism (puke) actually are, they’ve been on top of it on this latest wave of ruling class looting.
Like many people, Styx is confused about what “leftist” economics actually is. As Murray Rothbard demonstrated, state-socialism was a reactionary effort that had its intellectual roots in Counter-Enlightenment thinkers like Jean Jacques Rousseau and G.W.F. Hegel. What Americans think of as “socialism” is really progressivism, i.e. the deification […]
In the end, social democrats always fail. This principle was originally demonstrated in 1914 when the parliamentary deputies of the German Social Democratic Party voted to grant war credits to the regime of Kaiser Wilhelm II (read the story here). To the degree that the state ever does […]
I generally agree with Kyle’s criticisms of the Republicans and neoliberal Democrats, but this Berniebro ode to statism is a bit difficult to watch. No, Kyle, we don’t need more central planning in response to coronavirus. Actually, the trend has been that decentralized decision-making processes have been more […]
Pitiful. New York Post President Trump on Friday signed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package as the pandemic devastates the nation’s economy, sickens more than 103,000 Americans and killed nearly 1,700 others. “This will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation’s families, workers and businesses and that’s what […]
Not a penny for the money-changers. Mutualize the banksters. By Zachary Warmbrot Politico Tucked inside Congress’ $2 trillion economic rescue package for America is sweeping authority for the government to come to the aid of the one industry that has insisted it doesn’t need a bailout: the big […]
It’s time to syndicalize the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams As the number of global COVID-19 cases soared past 254,000 and the death toll topped 10,000 on Friday, concerns persisted—particularly in the United States—about healthcare costs related to the ongoing outbreak, limited testing and […]
Burger King places Passover blood on its doorposts? By Grace Perry The Takeout Burger King? More like Burger Reasonable Distributor Of Capital to the Working Class. Burger King UK announced this week that it won’t be paying their quarterly rent checks, instead using that cash to keep its […]
The current public health/economic crisis is definitely a reminder of why I am an anarchist. Thus far, the responses to the situation by the various factions of the state/ruling class/power elite have been as follows: Republicans: “The ruling class is suffering. Let’s bail them out! Maybe give a […]
Tom Woods talks to the Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Boldin and Free Man Beyond the Wall host Peter Quinones about state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws, and whether it might apply in the current circumstances. Listen here.
Tom Woods is joined by Professors Joseph Salerno and Peter Klein join me to discuss the economics of the extraordinary episode we are currently living through, as well as the likely consequences of how the federal government and the Federal Reserve are responding. Listen here.
A relevant quote from the comments thread: “Capitalism requires the State in order to operate. The modern state has been reconfigured to serve neoliberal needs. Also the govt is not a household, it is the Bill Gates of the economy . When the govt cuts spending it impacts […]
Jubilee! Jubilee! By Tal Axelrod The Hill A measure that will suspend federal student loan payments for six months is part of the sweeping coronavirus stimulus package that President Trump signed into law Friday afternoon. As part of the legislation intended to blunt the economic fallout of the […]
Great Depression Two. By Chris Kahn Reuters Nearly one in four U.S. adults said they have been laid off or furloughed during the coronavirus outbreak, yet a bipartisan majority of Americans wants businesses to remain closed to slow the spread of the deadly virus despite its impact on […]
Jubilee! Jubilee! “Hell, no, we won’t pay!” By Laura Grace Tarpley Business Insider Many employees are out of work or facing reduced hours as US businesses temporarily close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Lenders are empathizing with people who are struggling to pay their bills during […]