Category: Globalization

Thomas Klikauer: The “New” Corporation

The new corporation pretends to be kind to workers, communities and the environment. At the same time, the new corporation continues to make sure that the rich are getting richer

Sophie Benson: That’s advertainment: reality TV and product placement

The insidious role of unethical advertising in reality TV – and in the offscreen careers of its stars

Jack Rasmus: Economic Consequences of a 2nd Economic ‘Mitigation’ Bill

There is, and there has been, no fiscal stimulus since the crisis began. Nor is a stimulus on the horizon

Sean McElwee: If Biden wants to unite the country, one thing is clear: Dump the corporate lobbyists

Americans are divided and polarized, yes. But large majorities want to curb corporate influence in government

Robert Freeman: The Economy Isn’t Working. That’s Exactly the Plan

Forty years ago, around 1980, the uber-wealthy decided they wanted to get their money out of the economy. So, they engineered a controlled demolition of the U.S. economy

Tom Engelhardt: The History of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Or What It Means to Fall on a Failing Planet

Lawrence Wittner: Is the Nationalist Tide Receding?

A Pew Research Center poll of 14,276 people across 14 nations during the summer of 2020 found that 81 percent believed that “countries around the world should act as part of a global community that works together to solve problems”

Sam Pizzigati: The Rain on Our Yes-We-Now-Have-a-Vaccine! Parade

What could be better than a drug that can stop Covid? A society that doesn’t let some make billions off a drug millions can’t access

Alleen Brown: Biden Treasury Pick Could Defund the Fossil Fuel Industry, Climate Organizers Say

The push is part of a wider vision of what climate-conscious national leadership could look like — and a demand for action

Michael Hiltzik: The Colossal Problem of Publicly Funded Vaccines in Private Hands

As Pfizer and Moderna prepare to roll out their COVID 19 vaccines, the problems associated with publicly funded vaccines in the hands of private companies are already on the horizon, as the drug industry seeks to control global efforts for a cure

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