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Entries from October 2008

Financial Facism

October 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

By Robert Scherer September 24, 2008 Robert Scheer is the editor of Truthdig, where this article originally appeared. His latest book is The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America(Twelve). Does it really matter which party is in charge when it comes to bailing out the Wall Street hustlers whose shenanigans […]

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On Political Jokes

October 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on On Political Jokes

Breaking News: SBY Postpones Thinking about Economic Crisis until 2010. Unofficial Borrowitz Report, Oct. 27, 2008: says that President SBY and all of his economic team would postpone thinking about alleviating measures for nation’s economic and financial crisis until 2010 after the crisis is over, and if he fails to win his second terms. His speaker added, President […]

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What’s wrong with Global Free Trade?

October 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on What’s wrong with Global Free Trade?

Criticisms of Current Forms of Free Trade by Anup Shah http://www.globalissues.org/print/article/40 The emergence of capitalism represents a culture that is in many ways the most successful that has ever been deployed in terms of accommodating large numbers of individuals in relative and absolute comfort and luxury. It has not been as successful, however, in integrating […]

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Adam Smith was even better than you

October 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Adam Smith was even better than you

Adam Smith was even better than you: market fundamentalists!! Adam Smith’s works is often regarded as key source of neoliberalism. But he has been oversimplified by his critics. One fact should not be left alone: he is a professor not of economics but of moral philosophy; and he offers a vision of how to advance […]

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Global Neoliberalism Crisis

October 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Global Neoliberalism Crisis

Global Neoliberalism Crisis 2008 The global financial crisis, brewing for a while, really started to show its effects in the middle of 2008. Around the world stock markets have fallen, large financial institutions have collapsed or been bought out, and governments in even the wealthiest nations have had to come up with rescue packages to […]

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