Noam Chomsky on America's Economic Suicide

We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic “suicide” Chomsky says. But there are glimmers of possibility.

The US and Europe are committing suicide in different ways. In Europe it’s austerity in the midst of recession and that’s guaranteed to be a disaster. There’s some resistance to that now. In the US, it’s essentially off-shoring production and financialization and getting rid of superfluous population through incarceration. Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - May. 6, 2012

A long but extremely enlightening and erudite article using the interview technique in which the author asks an expert authority short questions in order to draw out important information. Although it’s the standard technique of TV “news”, it’s not as common in print. Norm Chomsky’s historical descriptions really put the issues of the current class war into perspective. Interestingly, the elitist war is global in scope. Although Chomsky offers a glimmer of hope, it’s merely a glimmer. If you want clarity about what’s being done to the world, this article is one of the best.

Article puts into words what thinking people have long suspected. That America is being destroyed by a deliberately constructed class war against women, the working class, the poor, minorities, students, and old people. Waged by elitists made up of the 1%’ers, the super rich and special interests, who are bringing up issues we thought were long settled. Among them Social Security and Medicare, the destruction of which has always been a cherished desire of elitists. The 1% took ... More »

The US is a country [in which] eighty percent of the population thinks the Bible was written by god. About half think every word is literally true. So [the super rich and ... More »

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - May. 6, 2012

Take 9-11. That means something in the United States. The “world changed” after 9-11. Well, do a slight thought experiment. Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed ... More »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - May. 5, 2012

It’s hard to interpret the austerity-in-the-midst-of-recession policy as anything other than attack on the social contract. More »

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