Daily Archives: February 1, 2011

Anxiety or How I Came to Love Big Pharma

Anxiety or How I Came to Love Big Pharma By John Johnson Anxiety, it’s probably the most prevalent emotion today. Among it’s cause: the state of the economy, jobs, money, housing, and numerous other portents of a dark future. Personally, I’ve been in the state for months with battles over social security and now SSI…

The Richest 1 Percent

How Can the Richest 1 Percent Be Winning This Brutal Class War Against 99% of Us? By Larry Beinbart How has a tiny fraction of the population arranged for their narrowest economic interests to dominate those of the vast majority? Who are they? The richest 1 percent. And maybe the next 9 percent. Who are…

Ecuador

Latin América Ecuador Prioritizes Employment, Health Care, and Education By Carlos Quintanilla The Government of Ecuador has announced the reduction of unemployment during recent years to five percent, the lowest rate of Rafael Correa’s Administration. In 2010, over a quarter of a million jobs were created, demonstrating the country’s economic recovery. Additionally, the Ecuadorian Department…

Fascism Lurking

Is Fascism Lurking in America? By Danny Schechter Fascism is one of those words that sounds like it belongs in the past, conjuring, as it does, jackboots marching in the streets, charismatic demagogues like Italy’s Mussolini or Spain’s Franco, and armed crackdowns on dissent and freedom of expression. It is a term we are used…

Comcast Takeover

Mega-Mega-Merger: Meet the New Media Monopoly With Comcast’s takeover of NBC, the era of the mega-mega-merger is upon us. By Dave Saldana For more than a century, American law has recognized the destructive power of corporate monopolies. When one company controls an entire resource, means of production, or delivery system for products, it gets an…

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