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How Vladimir Putin blocked the U.S. "pivot to Asia"

Posted on CounterPunch, March 8, 2015
By Mike Whitney

“The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the only constraint on Washington’s power to act unilaterally abroad…. 2,814 more words

The Market is the Master

There is a vague sense of a new order growing up around us. Sometimes there’s a brief glimpse of it. Sometimes late at night there’s a whisper of it on the wind. 1,106 more words

40 Years Of Economic Policy In One Chart - OpEd

By Mike Whitney

Growth of Real Hourly Compensation for Production/Non-supervisory Workers and Productivity, 1948–2011

Is America in the throes of a class war?

Look at the chart and decide for yourself. 2,208 more words


Shale Leads the Way
Will Falling Oil Prices Crash the Markets?

By Mike Whitney

December 12, 2014 “ICH” – “Counterpunch” –  Crude oil prices dipped lower on Wednesday pushing down yields on US Treasuries and sending stocks down sharply.

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Current Affairs

Published on Aug 19, 2014

Subtitles in english, french and german
Konstantin Semin’s interview with Russian Presidential Advisor Sergei Glazyev on July 24 2014.
Translation & Transcription: Marina / Subtitling in English: Augmented Ether / Bruce,Vaughan & Michael – English editing / French: Dominique / Gerrman: Dagmar…

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Current Affairs

Iraq and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Nouri al-Maliki and Barack Obama

The other day I went to my local library to read Hillary Clinton’s memoir, Hard Choices. I found it dull, and it didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. 604 more words