Can democracy cure American capitalism?

Notes from a lecture by political economist Richard Wolff, author of Capitalism Hits the Fan: Capitalism is sick and American capitalism is the disease. To understand this we need to understand the history. In the 1970s real wages stopped rising. In the U.S. the people believe that upward moving wages is a good for economics…

Dirty Wars

Last week, I watched  a documentary shown by the St. Louis Peace Economy Project and Instead of War. It was called Dirty Wars and was based on the book by investigative reporter, Jeremy Scahill. It concerned America’s covert wars and our use of drones. It was very disturbing to me. Beginning with a  ,night raid on a remote village in…

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