COVID 19 has torn the mask off all of the rot that had been festering just below the surface of US politics and society. More and more, the US resembles a developing nation.
Economic shame haunts hard-working Americans. They ask themselves why they can’t do as well as their parents.
How COVID 19 highlights blatant levels of social and economic inequality in the United States and Mexico.
Nearly four years after Barack Obama’s two-term presidency, the political promise he represented might finally be fulfilled.
As long as the Wall Street triumphalists’ unreflected “why worry?” thinking remains the norm, the urgently needed pursuit of a U.S. economic reform agenda will go nowhere.
The COVID 19 pandemic is highlighting U.S. shareholder capitalism’s gross inequities.
The day when Fed Chairman Jerome Powell rode in to rescue financial markets to prevent their complete freezing up could have entered our history books as another global mega-crash.
Is it possible that U.S. society is more divided today than it used to be at the height of the anti-Vietnam war protests in the late 1960s?
Reflections on gargantuan levels of military spending, pseudo “efficiency”-minded corporate outsourcing and an ill-fated obsession with American exceptionalism.