In the first of a two-part conversation, the two intellectuals discuss the shift in the U.S. and U.K. in the late 1970s toward neoliberalism, an ideology that Chomsky (pictured) says claims to increase freedom while actually increasing tyranny.
The writer uses the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe to suggest the upcoming economic, security and weather calamities that Donald Trump and Mike Pence could both cause and exploit.
In this new Gilded Age, Big Tech—along with Big Pharma, giant health insurance companies, Big Agriculture and the largest banks on Wall Street—is dominating our economy and our politics.
In this short clip from a History Channel documentary, the renowned linguist and activist explains how markets actually bring out the worst in humans by turning us into people "dedicated to maximizing individual gain, not social concern."
So-called free market policies, values, and practices with their emphasis on the privatization of public wealth, the elimination of social protections, and the deregulation of economic activity now shape practically every commanding political and economic institution in the United States.
Baker Mitchell is a politically connected North Carolina businessman who celebrates the power of the free market. Every year, millions of public education dollars flow through Mitchell’s chain of four nonprofit charter schools to for-profit companies he controls.
Corporate rule means the rules apply only to workers, but not to corporate CEOs and the ruling class. Unrestricted corporate power is capitalist totalitarianism. Sure, the Los Angeles News Group can do whatever they damn well please, as long as they do nothing that truly displeases big business and the capitalist parties.
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg told The New York Times he was confident he would walk "straight in" to heaven "without stopping to be interviewed," because, as Salon's Tom Frank puts it, "he has put his money on the most glaringly virtuous politics available."
Google has delved deep into the world of lobbying, making some strange bedfellows. keso s (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Google has been throwing...