Tag Archives: hostage capitalism

Signs of a Dying Society By Paul Buchheit

Originally posted on PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS VOICE:
November 24, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – While Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou are vilified for revealing vital information about spying and bombing and torture, a man who conspiredwith Goldman Sachs to make billions of dollars on the planned failure of subprime mortgages was honored byNew…

Capitalism’s self-cannibalizing ways

Last week I told you a¬†wonderful story of Exxon and Shell and Global Warming. Specifically, I relayed the information now made available about how back in the late 1970’s, Exxon’s research scientists confirmed a link between the burning of fossil fuels and climate warming (and kept the news to themselves). Shell Oil’s disingenuous ways involve¬†what […]

Healthcare and Hostage Capitalism

I’ve written here about my dad and alluded to some of his pet peeves. Dad was something of a moocher in life, and when he had to pay for things, he got… intense. And one of the things that made him crazy was price gouging. He had a point–if you go to a ball game […]