Tag Archives: Economic Crisis

Bill Freeland : With ‘Occupy,’ the People are the Point

Image from Addicting Info.‘Occupy America’: The people are the point By Bill Freeland / The Rag Blog / November 17, 2011 The “Occupy” movement, which began as a small gathering in a private park near Wall Street in New York … finish reading Bill Freeland : With ‘Occupy,’ the People are the Point

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Ellen LaConte : When Too Big to Fail is Too Big Not To

“Blick auf den Planeten Erde” by Heikenwaelder Hugo, Austria / Wikimedia Commons.When too big to failis too big not to Where bailout theory comes a cropper, no matter who’s doing or who’s receiving the bailout, is when it ignores the … finish reading Ellen LaConte : When Too Big to Fail is Too Big Not To

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Ted McLaughlin : Media Won’t Report the Real Wall Street Story

Members of the Occupy Wall Street media organization produced bails of newspapers chronicling the past three weeks of protests. Photo by John Minchillo / AP / Christian Science Monitor.Occupy Wall Street:The media won’t report the real story By Ted McLaughlin … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Media Won’t Report the Real Wall Street Story

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Roger Baker : U.S. Driving Hits the Wall

Digitized image by Harm van den Dorpel / Today and Tomorrow.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part III: U.S. driving hits the wall By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / July 7, 2011 [This is the third part … finish reading Roger Baker : U.S. Driving Hits the Wall

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Roger Baker : U.S. Driving Hits the Wall

Digitized image by Harm van den Dorpel / Today and Tomorrow.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part III: U.S. driving hits the wall By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / July 6, 2011 [This is the third part … finish reading Roger Baker : U.S. Driving Hits the Wall

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BOOKS / Danny Schechter : Villains Galore! A Bankster Dozen

Bankster graphic from ANU News.Villains galore!Good holiday reads aboutthe great economic crisis By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / December 4, 2010 Back in 2007, just as the markets began their meltdown, I started writing a book I called … finish reading BOOKS / Danny Schechter : Villains Galore! A Bankster Dozen

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Roger Baker : American Political Denial and the ‘Downsizing of Civilization’

Image from Gas 2.0. “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel. I drive a Mercedes. My son drives a Mercedes. His son will ride a camel.” — Saudi warning Our only hope may lie in crisis:American politics … finish reading Roger Baker : American Political Denial and the ‘Downsizing of Civilization’

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Danny Schechter : The ‘Fraudclosure’ Backstory

Illustration by Matt Mahurin / The Washington Independent.U.S. workers in need of rescue:Report from the epicenter of ‘fraudclosures’ It’s dark as a dungeon way down in the mine… By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / October 25, 2010 WEST … finish reading Danny Schechter : The ‘Fraudclosure’ Backstory

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Marc Estrin : Survival Tips for the Bailout Challenged

Photo by Donna Bister / The Rag Blog.Gotten your bailout yet? By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April 12, 2010 No? Unemployment insurance running out? Mortgage under water? Yes and yes? Well, fear not. Since the war on … finish reading Marc Estrin : Survival Tips for the Bailout Challenged

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Roger Baker : Is America Already a Failed State?

Is America already a failed state?No public trust for a dysfunctional system The main obstacle to progress is a corporate dominated political system that resists favoring broad long range public benefits over the short term profits of the few. By … finish reading Roger Baker : Is America Already a Failed State?

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John Ross : Days of Dementia in Obamalandia

The Zhu Zhu virtual hamster: Dementia in Obamalandia. Photo by Rex Larsen / The Grand Rapids Press.On the loose in Obamalandia:Days of Dementia (‘Is the war over yet?’) Yes, Baracko, the economy is booming again for Chinese-made mechanical hamsters but … finish reading John Ross : Days of Dementia in Obamalandia

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Understanding our Economic Fix : The Crippled Financial System

Cartoon by Manny Francisco / Manila Times / Black Commentator.The product of neocon economics:Our badly damaged financial system By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / December 5, 2009 The Democrats could lose between 20 and 35 House seats in … finish reading Understanding our Economic Fix : The Crippled Financial System

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