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Cause of death: late-stage capitalism

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2015 average life expectancy in the United States dropped, from 78.9 years to 78.8 years, the first time that’s happened… 953 more words

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USG ♥ corporations

My husband does not enjoy discussing politics in the least. Indeed, I can see his jaw clench just about every time I say, “Let me tell you what I just read!” (It’s all politics.) 279 more words

United States

An imbalance of freedoms

I recently finished a compelling book I’m not sure I can recommend.

Happily, I just found a related article that I can and do recommend–heartily! 451 more words

Politics

Spotting the (terrible) denominator

I recently finished reading The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. It’s one of the grimmest books I’ve ever read, but I persevered. 614 more words

Politics

Book review: La stratégie du Choc de Naomi Klein

Tous les livres racontent une histoire. Parfois, il arrive que certains racontent notre propre histoire. Leur lecture devient une délivrance parce qu’elle nous permet enfin de comprendre le pourquoi de notre souffrance … 753 more words

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Neoliberalism and Climate Change: The Next Shock Doctrine?

The capitalist class is responding to climate change in a number of ways. There are of course those who deny climate change is happening or that it is caused by human activity, and who spend huge amounts of money in propaganda campaigns to sway public opinion, with much success.   484 more words