Posts Tagged ‘Capitalism’

Early Industrial Capitalism in the United States: Oppression, Expansionism and Internal Contradictions

In the period from 1820 to the Civil War the great profits which the New England factory owners accrued were dependent upon the fact that the owners paid women half of men’s wages, though they worked as hard and as long as men. But the super-profits the factory owners amassed were based upon slave labor […]

55% Of US Voting-Age Women Prefer Socialism, Over Capitalism

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Global Poll Finds Majority Believe Capitalism More Harmful Than Good

Global Poll Finds Majority Believe Capitalism More Harmful Than Good Above photo: According to a new global survey, 56 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “Capitalism as it exists today does more harm than good in the world.” Jonny White/cc/flickr. The majority also said they believe they won’t be better off five years from now. A […]

Capitalism and the Gut-Wrenching Hijack of India

In India, the ‘development’ paradigm is premised on moving farmers out of agriculture and into the cities to work in construction, manufacturing or the service sector, despite these sectors not creating anything like the number of jobs required. The aim is to displace the existing labour-intensive system of food and agriculture with one dominated by […]

One Million Moms Put in Their Place by Jewish Capitalism

HALLMARK CHANNEL’S flip, then flop, on running an ad promoting homosexuality should be a wake up call to conservatives who have not evolved past the Reaganite-Republican “fusion” of Wall Street donors with Christian voters. The Hallmark Channel has blown up since it took its stock off of the market in 2016 and decided to “lean […]

Report On The United Nations Climate Meeting: Capitalism Can’t Solve The Climate Crisis

Report On The United Nations Climate Meeting: Capitalism Can’t Solve The Climate Crisis The United Nations Conference of Parties, COP25, climate meetings to continue working on the Paris Climate Agreement ended recently. They took place in Madrid Spain rather than Chile because of popular uprisings against neoliberalism in Chile. We speak with Anne Petermann of […]

Vulture Capitalism is Jewish Capitalism

by Andrew Joyce, Ph.D. “If man will strike, strike through the mask!” — Ahab, Moby Dick IT WAS VERY gratifying to see Tucker Carlson’s recent attack on the activities of Paul Singer’s vulture fund, Elliot Associates, a group I first profiled four years ago. In many respects, it is truly remarkable that vulture funds like […]

Marvel’s Hulk, Mark Ruffalo, thinks capitalism will kill us until we elect millionaires ‘like us’

The late Andrew Breitbart once said that the breakdown of the studio system was what really turned Hollywood to the left. Los Angeles has always been a “queer” city in a straight country but when the film moguls ran things, when the old white dudes were in charge, they kept the craziness of the talent […]

Harvesting the Blood of America’s Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism

For much of the world, donating blood is purely an act of solidarity; a civic duty that the healthy perform to aid others in need. The idea of being paid for such an action would be considered bizarre. But in the United States, it is big business. Indeed, in today’s wretched economy, where around 130 […]

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake Accounts Ponzi Scheme | naked capitalism

Yves here. We edited this important post from a version on Aaron Greenspan’s website. Lambert reordered it to make the likely magnitude of Facebook fake accounts the starting point, which we see as the most damning evidence against Facebook. Most people accept the proposition that Mark Zuckerberg is running a less than trustworthy business […]

Young US adults increasingly favor socialism after capitalism’s broken promises. But US already has socialism – for the rich

Young Americans view socialism much more favorably than their elders, with 70 percent likely to vote for a socialist, according to a poll released on Monday by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. The survey also found that 50 percent of millennials (aged 23 to 38) have an unfavorable view of capitalism. Only Generation Z […]

Growing Nostalgia for the USSR and China’s Drift Towards Capitalism in the Post-Mao Era

Recently, polls have outlined that up to 66% of Russians “want to go back to the USSR”, almost 30 years after its disintegration. Those outside of Russia may find such realities surprising – especially considering that Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings have, at separate times this decade, been ranked among the highest in the world – […]

Video: Disaster Capitalism on the Horizon? Trumponomics on the Eve of 2020 Presidential Election

First published by South Front and Global Research on August 6, 2019 By way of introduction, it should be noted that the US economy is showing many signs of a classical bubble, starting with the incredibly over-valued US stock market. Only slightly more than a decade ago, at the peak of the real estate bubble, […]

With Boris Johnson steering Brexit towards disaster capitalism, Scottish indy is a lifeboat

I write here as a Scot who was opposed to independence in 2014. Holding this position, I wrote articles, campaigned, and took part in debates making the case that what unites ordinary working people across the UK is far more meaningful and relevant than anything that divides them, such as national identity.  Five years on, […]

Capitalism, Socialism, And Existential Despair

Capitalism, Socialism, And Existential Despair Above Photo:  Seth Jackson/ flickr Decades ago, Edward Said remarked that contemporary life is characterized by a “generalized condition of homelessness.” Decades earlier, Heidegger had written that “Homelessness is coming to be the destiny of the world.” Around the same time, fascists were invoking the themes of blood and soil, nation, race, community, […]

Goodbye communism, hello turbo-capitalism & regime change wars: Unfulfilled hopes of 1989

On Sunday September 3, 1989, I set out from Britain to spend three weeks on the European continent. It was a historic date, because fifty years earlier, on that very same day World War II had broken out. Little did I know that tumultuous political changes would be occurring in 1989 too. I took the […]

The $438k old Nikes are holy relics of modern capitalism, like old saints’ bones were to Christians

In order to see what they are – and why Canadian investor Miles Spencer Nadal decided to bid the record-breaking sum at the New York Sotheby’s – we must first understand what they are not. They are not art. It’s tempting to use the trainers as vehicle for criticism of the creative bankruptcy of the […]

Report Slams Proposals To Prolong Capitalism Using Trees And Green Profit Schemes

Report Slams Proposals To Prolong Capitalism Using Trees And Green Profit Schemes Above photo: From Genetically Engineered Trees for the Bioeconomy – to the Trillion Tree Proposal and Business for Nature Traducción al Español Tradução para o Português This report examines events and research publicized between 23 June and 4 July 2019 that discuss the […]

“Surveillance Capitalism”: Toronto Urged to Abandon Google’s Smart City

By Derrick Broze The “Smart City” Quayside project in Toronto, Canada continues to receive criticism from privacy advocates as well as current and former members of the project. Quayside is a smart city located on 12 acres of waterfront property southeast of downtown Toronto, Canada. The city represents a joint effort by the Canadian government […]

Dump It: Toronto’s Smart City Project Is ‘Surveillance Capitalism’

A “smart city” project in Canada has hit yet another snag, as mounting delays and privacy concerns threaten the controversial development along the Toronto’s eastern waterfront. The 12-acre Quayside project, a partnership between Google’s Sidewalk Labs and the city of Toronto, has come under increasing scrutiny amid concerns over privacy and data harvesting. […]

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