Capitalism

Did Privatization Cause the Turkey Mine Disaster?

Did Privatization Cause the Turkey Mine Disaster?
Professor Juan Cole of Informed Comment explains what led to Turkey's mining disaster that killed over 300 people, as well as the Turkish integration of religious right politics and neo-liberalism and what comes next in India and Turkey.
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World Bank Doubles Down on Race to the Bottom, Penalizes Countries for High Labor Standards

World Bank Doubles Down on Race to the Bottom, Penalizes Countries for High Labor Standards
The World Bank, pursuing its own neoliberal agenda, is demanding that countries change their labor laws and worker protections for a seat at their bargaining table.
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Robert McChesney: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy

Robert McChesney: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy
Robert McChesney discusses a host of internet issues in this Majority Report interview.
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How Capitalism Is Dismembering America

How Capitalism Is Dismembering America
Too many Americans are unaware of the extreme disparities that have been caused by the unregulated profit incentive of capitalism. Our winner-take-all system is flailing away at once-healthy parts of society, leaving them like withered limbs on a trembling body.
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Modern Capitalism's Hall of Hypocrisy

Modern Capitalism's Hall of Hypocrisy
Ronald Reagan's big fat lie: 93 percent of non-home wealth is now owned by the richest quintile of Americans, while everyone else has experienced a 35-year decline in income.
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American Capitalism's Proper Role in Corporate Responsibility

American Capitalism's Proper Role in Corporate Responsibility
American corporations have every right to protect their legitimate interests, and protect themselves from injustice. But so long as they wield their great power with indifference to justice, the capitalist force in America no longer deserves the kind of moral respect we gave it during the long years of the Cold War.
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The Extremist Cult of Capitalism

The Extremist Cult of Capitalism
Capitalism is a cult. It is devoted to the ideals of privatization over the common good, profit over social needs, and control by a small group of people who defy the public's will.
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Paul Buchheit
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The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas

On the fourth day a food pantry gave me FOUR dollars worth of food. That's about what food stamp recipients get each day through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To pay for rent and utilities, a family of three gets $400 per month from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which comes to about FOUR dollars a day per person.
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