Category Archives: Disaster Capitalism
I keep saying that Appalachian coal country is America’s own slice of Third World disaster capitalist hell. According to a new report published Sunday, Big Coal has been allowed to defy federal laws that were supposed to end the scourge … Continue reading
It’s not enough to play politics with FEMA and disaster aid. House Republicans have to make it worse by cutting a clean-cars program and playing chicken with the Senate: On Wednesday, the House is set to pass the short-term spending measure, … Continue reading
Ron Paul’s idiotic statements on FEMA over the weekend should put paid to questions about why the media ignores him: he’s a crank. According to his libertarian ethos, the federal government should respond to multi-state emergencies by doing nothing while … Continue reading
That spate of new Republican legislatures enacting austerity? They’re doing more harm than good: Cutting state services not only harms vulnerable residents but also slows the economy’s recovery from recession by reducing overall economic activity. When states cut spending, they … Continue reading
Slowly but surely, the urgency of the moment is becoming clear. The “new” Republican Party is prepared to sink to any low necessary to enact as much of its agenda as possible. With nearly one thousand abortion bills in the … Continue reading
So the United Kingdom’s conservative government is giving fast food companies McDonald’s and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Unilever, Mars and Diageo at the heart of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet-related … Continue reading
Barry Lynn talks about the damage monopolies have done to the American economy. Here’s another piece of middle ground Obama can stake out: Via ShoqValue.