Category: Globalization

Mark Pertschuk: The Other Right-Wing Tidal Wave Sweeping America: Federal and State Preemption of Local Progressive Laws

Preemption allows corporations to boost their profits by suppressing local government power, community groups and citizens

Pete Dolack: Owning Half the World

The Oxfam report, in its conclusions, advocates a switch to a “human economy,” one in which governments are “accountable to the 99 percent,” businesses would be oriented toward policies that “increase prosperity for all,”

Pete Dolack: The bait and switch of public-private partnerships

The ruthless logic of capitalism is that a commodity goes to those who can pay the most, regardless of whether it is something essential to human life

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Mark Weisbrot: No wall could hurt Mexico as much as NAFTA has

It is the long-term damage that Washington has helped visit upon the Mexican economy that has brought us to the point where a U.S. president could even propose such a monstrosity

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Jack Rasmus: Despite Scrapping TPP, Donald Trump Is a Dedicated Free Trader

Whether multi or bilateral, free trade is free trade, and workers, consumers and the environment pay for the profits of corporations

David Cook Martín: Why Trump’s wall with Mexico is so popular, and why it won’t work

Extreme economic inequality, global conflict and environmental decline surpass the borders and capacities of any single country

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Noam Chomsky: Trump’s America and the New World Order

C.J. POLYCHRONIOU: The president-elect’s cabinet is being filled by financial and corporate bigwigs and military leaders. Such selections hardly reconcile with Trump’s pre-election promises to “drain the swamp,” so what should we expect from this megalomaniac and phony populist insofar as the future of the Washington establishment is concerned? NOAM CHOMSKY: In this respect—note the Read more…

Mike Hembury: It Starts With Hope

In these dark times, in the vindictive death throes of fossil fuel ascendency, I would like to think that a future chronicler of global anti-oil resistance will look back and mark Standing Rock as the beginning of the end.

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John Feffer: Donald Trump Against the World: The Birth of a New Nationalist World Order

There couldn’t be less empathy for the people out there involved in the drama. It’s all about the money and that piercing sense of conquest

Pete Dolack: Eight people own as much as half the world

Does anyone believe that the world’s elites are going to suddenly accept business as usual can no longer go on and willingly give up their enormous privileges?

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