Category Neoliberalism

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump by Richard D. Wolff US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated on rolling back the New Deal until it turned sharply to neoliberalism and “globalism” in the […]

“We’re operating under a false perception and that perception really happened in 1976”

‘The only business of business is to maximize short term gain regardless of social  or environmental cost.’

The Democratic Party Must Die!

Caitlin Johnstone   For the first time in my life, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer got my hopes up. He then immediately dashed them to the floor and had Nancy Pelosi pee on them for good measure. I know, I know — I should have known better. But what’s a girl to do? He pushed […]

New Democrats

The Terrible Cost to Democrats and American Society of Ignoring Thomas Frank’s Warnings By William K. Black / New Economic Perspectives Extra Zebra / (CC-BY-2.0) This piece first appeared at New Economic Perspectives. Thomas Frank is an historian and writer.  He is also the man who tried to save the Democratic Party and our Nation […]

Cornel West: Black America’s neo-liberal sleepwalking is coming to an end

GEORGE SOUVLIS and CORNEL WEST 13 June 2016 Cornel West and Bernie Sanders. Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. Last year, when Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency, few believed that it would have any success. Many assumed that the public endorsement of ideas like ‘democratic socialism’ […]

Democrats in Dis-Array

With rumors flying that establishment Democrats might hand Hillary Clinton her hat before the Democratic Convention to replace her with Joe Biden, John Kerry or some other grey-suited hand-job for empire and the Chamber of Commerce, the greatness that is the U.S. in 2016 keeps mounting. … …In what dark, deeply-frozen corner of hell do […]

Obama: a “deeply conservative corporatist Democrat”

“Progressive” Obama: He’s Melting, He’s Melting by PAUL STREET Priceless Beneath progressive pretentions, Barack Obama the national political phenomenon has never been anything other than a tool of the United States’ corporate and financial ruling class. Obama rose to power in Washington with remarkable, record-setting financial backing from Wall Street and K Street election investors. […]