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Jack Rasmus: Gamestop—And the Game That Never Stops

Photo by lev radin/Shutterstock   This past week a video game company in trouble, Gamestop, became the center of media attention. Day traders had driven up the company’s stock price by thousands of percent in just one day. The mainstream media narrative was the “small guy” investor challenged the big boys of finance who had bet Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: How Could 70 Million Still Have Voted for Trump?

Photo by Julian Leshay/Shutterstock.com     Media pundits and others have been deeply perplexed as to why so many Americans in this election—70 million, in fact—voted for Trump. But it’s not all that difficult to understand. There are three major explanations: the economy, health, and, most important, a matter of culture and racism manipulated by Read more…

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Jack Rasmus: Second COVID-19 Wave and the U.S. Economy

It’s not a COVID-19 economy. It’s a capitalist economy, the instability of which has been rendered even more unstable by the current COVID-19 health crisis

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Jack Rasmus: Market “Solutions” to the Covid-19 Crisis

The Fed has opened a free money spigot to investors, bankers, and to big business of all types, and has simply declared “come on in and take it.” And if the $6 trillion to date isn’t enough, we’ll provide more

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Jack Rasmus: An Economic Recovery Program—Theirs vs. Mine

While focus has been on addressing the biological devastation wrought by the virus, the economic devastation keeps growing

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Jack Rasmus: The Scourge of Neoliberalism, Part 2: Trump’s Failing Neoliberal 2.0 Restoration

The new policy mix of the 2020s will be even more aggressive and violent in its implementation and effect than has Trump’s 2.0 failed restoration thus far

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Jack Rasmus: The Scourge of Neoliberalism, Part 1: Ideology vs. Historical Practice

The analysis of Neoliberalism to date has produced so many interpretations, often contradictory, that readers remain confused as to what exactly it means

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Jack Rasmus: Labor Day 2019

A deeper look at the official wage and job numbers shows wages rising nowhere near the official 3.1 percent. In fact, most of the wage gains are highly skewed to the very top

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Jack Rasmus: U.S. vs. China: From Tariff War to Economic War

Nextgen technology development is at the core of that restructuring and restoration of U.S. hegemony. Trump is just the appearance, the historic vehicle, behind the deeper global capitalist transformation in progress

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Jack Rasmus: Trump Whacks the Middle Class & US GDP 1st Qtr 2019 Analysis

It’s clear Trump’s 2018 tax cut is making the middle class pay for corporations, businesses, investors and the wealthiest 1% households historic tax cuts totaling no less than $4.5 trillion over the next decade

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