Well, whaddya expect from a company bought by Amazone for $13.7 billion in cash?
From a recent interview on Democracy Now: Take the current giveaway to corporations. It should be accompanied by conditionalities — term we’re familiar with from the IMF. They should be required to ensure that there will be no more use of tax havens, there will be no more stock buybacks, period. If they don’t do … More Noam Chomsky on Corporate Tyranny
THE INTERCEPT April 4, 2020
This is a rather too literary piece I wrote for The Kansas City Business Journal in 1985, at the height of the Reagan Presidency and Iran-Contra. I must have sensed which way the wind was blowing, where the country was heading culturally. Despite its surreal symbolism, “The Signs” is, if anything, more relevant in the … More THE SIGNS
U.S. Senate leaders have reached a deal with the White House on an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package to battle economic freefall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate deal would send $1,200 checks to most American adults, with another $500 per child. It would create a half-trillion-dollar program to loan money to U.S. corporations … More COVID-19 $2.7 Relief Bill Could Create Corporate Slush Fund, Increase Inequality
From now until the novel COVID-19 Virus Pandemic has been resolved by having run its course and is no longer killing individuals, I will be limiting these posts to short comments on the inaction, ignorance, racism, misogyny, egotism, and totalitarian implications for supranational capitalism of the captured government of the United States. D. C. Weiser
Both the Republican and Democratic Parties are dead. A rogue President openly mocks the rule of law. A rogue Congress openly forsakes its parliamentary function of representing the public welfare and interests of all citizens. A rogue Supreme Court openly neglects its duty to seek Constitutional justice in its decisions and has elected instead to … More Both Republican and Democratic Parties Are DEAD
Psychological warfare emerging from World War II combined with a “command-and-control” model of communication to dominate education, research, journalism, media, military, intelligence, and philanthropic funding sources, exercising a commanding influence over U.S. policy, domestic and foreign. A major outcome of all the above, Advertising Jargon and Strategic Marketing campaigns replaced the traditional language of moral … More Three Things Happened in the Twentieth Century That Over-Determined Subsequent Events: