>by Kathy KristofForbes.com (February 02 2009)As steadily as ivy creeps up the walls of its well-groomed campuses, the education industrial complex has cultivated the image of college as a sure-fire path to a life of social and economic privilege.Joel Kellum says he's living proof that the claim is a lie. A forty-year-old Los Angeles resident, … Continue reading >The Great College Hoax
>How the poor were airbrushed from historyby George MonbiotThe Guardian (February 24 2009)Is there any other democracy so adept at editing its history? Even Spain, for years notoriously reluctant to get to grips with the legacy of Franco, has begun to acknowledge the past, as the success of Guillermo del Torro's masterpiece Pan's Labyrinth shows. … Continue reading >The Propaganda of the Victor
>by John Michael GreerThe Archdruid Report (February 18 2009)Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial societyWhen people talk about the role of technology in the future, most of the time the technologies they have in mind are the flashy ones - that is, those that haven't been around long enough to slip … Continue reading >The Unnoticed Technologies
>The depression of 1929 is the wrong model for the current economic crisisby Scott Reynolds NelsonThe Chronicle Review (October 17 2008)As a historian who works on the 19th century, I have been reading my newspaper with a considerable sense of dread. While many commentators on the recent mortgage and banking crisis have drawn parallels to … Continue reading >The Real Great Depression
>by Dan Bednarz Culture Change (January 28 2009)Author's note: This article will be followed by "How Brittle Is Healthcare?"As societies throughout the world wobble on the edge of socioeconomic chaos, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert avers, "The economy is obviously issue Number One". Well, that's the proximate problem, but what else is going on? … Continue reading >"It’s (not) the Economy, Stupid"
>Clusterfuck Nation by Jim KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (2005)http://www.kunstler.com (February 23 2009)The public perception of the ongoing fiasco in governance has moved from sheer, mute incomprehension to goggle-eyed panic as the scrims of unreality peel away revealing something like a national death-watch scene in history's intensive care unit. Is … Continue reading >The Abyss Stares Back
>The Oligarchs' Escape Plan -at the Treasury's Expenseby Professor Michael HudsonGlobal Research (February 17 2009)The financial "wealth creation" game is over. Economies emerged from World War II relatively free of debt, but the sixty-year global run-up has run its course. Finance capitalism is in a state of collapse, and marginal palliatives cannot revive it. The … Continue reading >Finance Capitalism Hits a Wall