The Oppressed & The Rise of Populism

Synchronized by the swing of the capitalist pendulum, economic isolationism has been closing inward but accelerating out on a course of equalizing. Now displaced, now restored. Taking shape is what looks like the nation state. It’s back. And one by one, the liberal and global ‘democracies’ of capitalism–their free market and open trade boarders– are […]

The Concealed War

Mr. Trump is the president elect and the best that can be said about his victory over Hillary Clinton is that his candidacy is the symptom of the popular desire for change. Across the board, the Republican campaign tapped into the growing apathy and lack of trust most Americans have in their government. Riding these […]

Fruits of Globalization: Poverty Wages

On October 2nd, 2016 the World Bank released an estimation that 767 million people live in extreme poverty, subsisting on less than $1.90 a day. Their poverty lines are for 15 of the world’s most dirt poor countries and typically calculate the amount of money that would allow a person to eat enough calories in […]

The Real Fight Behind the Fight for 15 $

You come home after another long day of standing on your feet and attempting to keep your customer service smile in the midst of ignorance and chaos. You kick off your shoes and gratefully sink into your bed nestled in the corner of your studio apartment. As you contemplate skipping dinner due to your abysmal […]

The 2008 Financial Crisis!

The financial crisis of 2008 was the logical conclusion of free market development of the financial sector–itself the logical result of the incentives of capitalist competition. In that sense, the economic downturn demonstrates the inherent instability of capitalism itself. The story of the collapse starts and ends in the real estate market. Until a few […]

In with the Rich, Out with the Poor

It sounds so innocuous, so beneficial: “revitalization.” Who wouldn’t want their neighborhood to have better stores and public facilities, less crime, high property values? Renters, that’s who–and low-income homeowners who can’t afford high property taxes, and anyone the police will target when they step up patrols to protect the new arrivals. As wealthy people buy […]

The Power To Define

The power to define: the power to direct minds and conditions that will cause specific results in a struggle. The Power to define is as important as the power to control. In fact, the power to define is one of the greatest weapons that can be used to control men and nations. The power to […]

The Coming Revolt Of The Guards

The idea of saviors has been built into the entire culture, beyond politics. We have learned to look to stars, leaders, experts in every field, thus surrendering our own strength, demeaning our own ability, obliterating our own selves. But from time to time, Americans reject that idea and rebel. These rebellions, so far, have been […]