The US selection of leaders has virtually nothing to do with democratic processes and outcomes. It is useful to contrast this with the process in China. 1,336 more words
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…globalization supports fragmented statelets – all the better to convert them into new vassals with their own flag and anthem!
Independence and Self-Determination: Weapons for Empire Building or National Liberation? By Prof. James Petras
China: Reformers and Compradors
By James Petras 9.11.2015
Introductory note by Fazal Rahman
In the article with the above link, Professor Petras, one of the most knowledgeable and eminent social scientists and political-economists in the world, has partially analyzed the Orwellian “Communism”; corruption in all layers of society; especially in the top level party, business, and government officials; and emergence of new class divisions; etc. 694 more words
China and the United States are moving in polar opposite directions: Beijing is rapidly becoming the center of overseas investments in high tech industries, including robotics, nuclear energy and advanced machinery with collaboration from centers of technological excellence, like Germany. 1,792 more words
Multiple wars ravage the Middle East. Turkey has inserted itself into the middle of most of these regional conflicts and ended up a loser. 1,439 more words
America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country.
In this essay we will discuss the socio-economic roots of inequalities and the relation between the concentration of wealth and the downward mobility of the working and salaried classes. 1,781 more words