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‘Capitalism’ On Life Support… Time For A Cure

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The Covid-19 pandemic is unleashing obscene bailouts of Western industries and companies, as well as lifelines for billionaire business magnates. It is grotesque that millions of workers are being laid off by corporations which are in turn receiving taxpayer funds. Many of these corporations have stashed trillions of dollars away…

Orthodox Christianity versus Socialism, Part I – all about stuff

In a newsfeed I receive from Ayatollah Khameini, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I saw this interesting post. It would appear that the Ayatollah likes socialism. He presumed, amazingly, to offer some advice to Americans about their capitalist government: I guess the Grand Ayatollah is… a Bernie Sanders supporter? This should…

Harry Truman, Too, Was a Self-Described Democratic Socialist

Eric Zuesse This is from the public papers of U.S. President Harry S. Truman in 1952: —— https://web.archive.org/web/20190404174655/https://trumanlibrary.org/publicpapers/index.php/index.php “Public Papers, Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953, October 10, 1952” [rail-car campaigning for Adlai Stevenson in N.Y. State to become Truman’s successor, against Dwight Eisenhower] Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people…

MILTIMORE: Mark Ruffalo Doesn’t Understand Capitalism

December 28, 2019 3:30 PM ET Mark Ruffalo, the actor best known for playing a green monster in the Marvel films (“Hulk Smash!”), believes America needs an “economic revolution” because capitalism is “killing us.” Ruffalo shared with his 6.3 million Twitter followers a Time Magazine cover story, titled, “How America’s Elites Lost Their Grip,” written…

Pinkerton: Marco Rubio for the Common Good—and Look Who Doesn’t Like It  

Sen. Marco Rubio’s idea of “common-good capitalism” makes obvious good sense, and yet, of course, not everyone agrees. Still, Rubio has started a valuable debate, and if he prevails, the Republican Party—and the United States—will be stronger.    In a speech to the Catholic University of America on November 5, Rubio made his case:  What we…

FACT CHECK: Did Bernie Sanders Tweet, ‘My Object In Life Is To Dethrone God...

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a screen grabbed tweet from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that reads: “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.” Verdict: False There is no record of Sanders making the statement on Twitter or elsewhere. Fact Check: Sanders, a Democratic Vermont senator, officially kicked off his…

Conservatives Need To Support Labor As Much As They Support Capital Formation

December 06, 2019 5:09 PM ET When Sohrab Ahmari suggested in his infamous “Against David French-ism” essay earlier in 2019 that conservatives should make use of the public power to advance the common good, he was attacked by a great multitude on the establishment libertarian-leaning right. The thrust of their argument was fairly simple: Government…

Pope Francis Calls for New Models of ‘Inclusive Capitalism’

Pope Francis urged leaders Monday to devise “more inclusive and equitable economic models,” praising those who seek ways “to make capitalism become a more inclusive instrument for integral human wellbeing.” A just economy would “permit each person to share in the resources of this world and have opportunities to realize his or her potential,” the…

Bernie Sanders Agrees Americans Are Brainwashed into Believing in Capitalism

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa, on Monday and agreed with a woman who suggested that Americans are brainwashed into embracing the traditional American dream and capitalism, telling the crowd that she is “exactly right.” Sanders held an event in the Luther College gymnasium and took a remark from an…

Mass Shootings in the White Noise of Anywhere USA

Phil Rockstroh muses on how the impulse to possess an unlimited number of firearms fits into the late-imperium scheme of things.   Tucson, Arizona, shopping center where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and more than a dozen others were victims of a shooting attack on Jan. 8, 2011. (Steve Karp, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Phil…
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