Category: Capitalism

Addicted to Conflict: No Danger of Popular Uprising

Addicted to Conflict: No Danger of Popular Uprising
There’s no real danger of a popular uprising as long as the Powerful Elite can keep us pointed in the wrong direction and angry at each other.  By RA Monaco In this moment, the American people are “addicted to conflict”—it sells!  It is what the Press sells and the product of every establishment media outlet. ... Read more »

Feasting at the Trough of 'Sound-Finance'

Feasting at the Trough of 'Sound-Finance'
Last week, the American people were promised “a huge tax cut for Christmas.”  We don’t need a great imagination to recognize the source of such anticipatory boasting.  Desperate for a win at any cost, the Republican tax bill is coming—in time for Christmas. In a nut shell, the social function of the doctrine of “sound-finance”... Read more »

Who Will Pay?

Who Will Pay?
Who is going to pay is one of the most “politically” debilitating questions Americans and their politicians ask. By RA Monaco Who will pay for the “Wall,” is a discussion that was certain to resurface. Hopefully, there will be no Wall. Here are some thoughts about our money system and how this all may, in... Read more »
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Working-People: Written Out of the Script

Working-People:  Written Out of the Script
Empty language sent the message that politics doesn’t work and that working-people have no language to address having been written out of the script—so we turn to saviors and potential violence.  By RA Monaco Until Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned for the presidency of the United States, working-people no longer had a language around which to... Read more »

Should Elizabeth Warren run for president? No, here's why.

Should Elizabeth Warren run for president?  No, here's why.
It’s time for America to stop looking for saviors and re-train legislators that, in compromise, people come first!  By RA Monaco Progressives need Elizabeth Warren to accrue seniority in the Senate and provide leadership in the party.  Conservatives too, need to witness Sen. Warren’s willingness to demand accountability in the never ending battles between labor... Read more »

Confronting Fears and Fables

Confronting Fears and Fables
The problem—aided and abetted by the media in all of its various forms—is our image of the country which we are all supposed to respect, admire and strive for which is at odds with our underlying social and economic reality.    By RA Monaco These days Congress has plenty in common with the Sumo ring—called... Read more »
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