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Why Public Banks Are Suddenly Popular

[Community] Why Public Banks Are Suddenly Popular By Sarah Jones Posted October 11, 2018 Later this year, on the midterm ballot, voters in Los Angeles, California, will be asked an uncommon question: Should the city be to allowed to create a public bank? L.A.’s...

Bad Chicago Cops Spread Their Misconduct Like a Disease

[Justice] Bad Chicago Cops Spread Their Misconduct Like a Disease by Rob Arthur Posted September 25, 2018 Because Chicago's police complaints can list multiple officers at once, it’s possible to build a giant social network of police interactions. From 1972 to 1991, a...

American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

[Social] American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths by Lee Camp Posted September 13, 2018 Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of...

Big Pharma and the Rise of Gangster Capitalism

[Justice] Big Pharma and the Rise of Gangster Capitalism by Charles Hugh Smith Posted August 31, 2018 $8 per vial in competing developed-world nations and $38,892 in the U.S. That says it all. Thanks to decades of gangster films, we all know how gangster capitalism...

Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

[Spiritual] Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development by Charles Eisenstein Posted August 19, 2018 In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the...

Money and the Unflappable Economist

[Social] Money and the Unflappable Economist By Philip E. Mirowski Posted August 16, 2018 At the beginning of May 2018, there was a brief furor over donations from Koch family-affiliated philanthropies to fund the Mercatus Institute and the newly-named Antonin Scalia...

How To Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

[Community] How To Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds By Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz Posted August 14, 2018 Heirlooms are irresistible, not just because they’re delicious, but because growing them defies capitalism. Most tomatoes in a supermarket are hybrids, bred for uniform...

Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

[Spiritual] Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development By Charles Eisenstein Posted August 7, 2018 In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the...

Nomi Prins: The central banking heist has put the world at risk

[Economic] Nomi Prins: The central banking heist has put the world at risk by Liam Halligan Posted July 28, 2018 “The 2008 financial crisis was the consequence of a loosely regulated banking system in which power was concentrated in the hands of too limited a cast of...

David Hogg Just Got “SWATTED”. Here’s Why That’s So Messed Up.

[Social] David Hogg Just Got “SWATTED”. Here’s Why That’s So Messed Up. By Joe Jarvis Posted July 23, 2018 The number of raids conducted by SWAT-like police units has grown accordingly. In the 1970s, there were just a few hundred a year; by the early 1980s, there were...

Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose

[Spiritual] Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose by Patrick Cook-Deegan Posted July 20, 2018 Over the past decade, I have had the chance to ask thousands of teenagers what they think about school. I’ve found that the vast majority of them generally feel one...

Survival of the Richest

[Spiritual] Survival of the Richest by Douglas Rushkoff Posted July 17, 2018 Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever...

How Systems Collapse

[Social] How Systems Collapse by Charles Hugh Smith Posted July 13, 2018 This is how systems collapse: faith in the visible surface of abundance reigns supreme, and the fragility of the buffers goes unnoticed. I often discuss systems and systemic collapse. The key...

Mainstream Media vs. the Age of Information

[Media] Mainstream Media vs. the Age of Information by Ethan Indigo Smith Posted July 12, 2018 The world is on the precipice of change. The information age has the power to challenge the structures of the status quo. It even has the potential to eliminate the...

Why Public Banking is the End Goal of the Divestment Movement

[Community] Why Public Banking is the End Goal of the Divestment Movement by Phoenix Goodman Posted July 10, 2018 Something big is starting to happen in the world of activism. Grassroots campaigns are beginning to coalesce into coherent, focused missions with...

A Cashless Society Looms: Cui Bono?

[Economic] A Cashless Society Looms: Cui Bono? by Virginia Fidler Posted June 27, 2018 The government, of course, is extremely interested in your spending habits. The taxing authorities use an electronic money trail to monitor your spending and ensure against tax...

Why much of genetic engineering remains a mystery

[Social] Why much of genetic engineering remains a mystery by Peter Franklin Posted June 27, 2018 Imagine a company that employs 6,000 people. It’s your job to find out what they all do. The catch is that you can’t ask them directly, because you don’t speak their...

Weapons of Mass Corruption

[Social] Weapons of Mass Corruption by David Silverstein Posted June 25, 2018 What if I told you that you and/or your company, depending on where you get your health insurance, are spending more than $1,500 a year just to have your health insurance claims processed?...

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