What is the Far Right’s Endgame?

A Society That Suppresses the Majority. Nancy MacLean, author of an intellectual biography of James McGill Buchanan, explains how this little-known libertarian's work is influencing modern-day politics. by Rebecca Onion https://slate.com (June 22 2017) https://compote.slate.com/images/3b353413-e41f-4dc6-9f77-9b79c65f603e.jpg Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by MBisanz/Wikimedia, Dechateau/Wikimedia, Atlas Network/Wikimedia, and Thinkstock. When the Supreme Court decided, in the … Continue reading What is the Far Right’s Endgame?

From 9/11 to 2008 and COVID-19

Signs and Wonders of a Collapsing Global (Dis)order by Maximilian C Forte https://zeroanthropology.net (April 26 2020) Part 1 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series lasting from April 26 through April 30. https://openanthropology.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/cv19.jpg Corona - meaning: a crown. Travelling around the world, as if at full gallop. Firing off arrows into the air: vectors (the arrowheads: … Continue reading From 9/11 to 2008 and COVID-19

The Saker Interviews Michael Hudson about the Current Economic Crisis

https://www.unz.com (May 01 2020) I have always held Michael Hudson in the greatest esteem. Not only do I consider him my favorite US economist out there, but I also know that he is a kind human being. He manifested this kindness again when he agreed to reply to some very basic questions which a non-economist … Continue reading The Saker Interviews Michael Hudson about the Current Economic Crisis

The Unbearable Lightness of China

by Pepe Escobar https://asiatimes.com (April 23 2020) Global Research (April 27 2020) https://i0.wp.com/asiatimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Singapore-Kishore-Mabubbhani-Asia-Sociey-e1587714587780.jpg Singaporean ex-diplomat and author Kishore Mahbubani speaks at an Asia Society event in a file photo. Photo: Flickr Commons As a living embodiment of how East and West shall meet, Mahbubani is immeasurably more capable to talk about Chinese-linked intricacies than shallow, … Continue reading The Unbearable Lightness of China

The world has loved, hated, and envied the US

Now, for the first time, we pity it by Fintan O'Toole Information Clearing House (April 28 2020) http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/TRuMP-LADY-LIBERTY-X.JPG Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger. But there is … Continue reading The world has loved, hated, and envied the US

Backing the Wrong Horseman

by Craig Murray https://www.craigmurray.org.uk (April 29 2020) https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Screenshot-1105-768x376.png Nobody knows how many people died as a result of the UK/US Coalition of Death led destruction of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and, by proxy, Syria and Yemen. Nobody even knows how many people western forces themselves killed directly. That is a huge number, but still under 10% … Continue reading Backing the Wrong Horseman

The Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s

by Nouriel Roubini https://www.project-syndicate.org (April 28 2020) Information Clearing House (April 29 2020) While there is never a good time for a pandemic, the COVID-19 crisis has arrived at a particularly bad moment for the global economy. The world has long been drifting into a perfect storm of financial, political, socioeconomic, and environmental risks, all … Continue reading The Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s

The Beginning of the End for Oil?

Energy in a Post-Pandemic World by Michael T Klare TomDispatch (April 28 2020) Energy analysts have long assumed that, given time, growing international concern over climate change would result in a vast restructuring of the global energy enterprise. The result: a greener, less climate-degrading system. In this future, fossil fuels would be overtaken by renewables, … Continue reading The Beginning of the End for Oil?