Tag Archives: United States

Trump’s Total Control of Vast Virus-Aid Fund

It used to be said that beggars can’t be choosers. That obviously no longer applies in the United States of today. Corporations set the terms of their bailouts.

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Trump’s Dangerous War on Science

In his approach to science, Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of autocrats of the past. Will the result be similarly disastrous for the United States — and the rest of the world as well?

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What is the Real Base of US Global Power?

The U.S. is a global leader in a large measure because of its prowess in science and technology.

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The Sad State of US and Global Economic Affairs

If — or is it already when — the current crisis ends with the United States of America fiscally and monetarily bankrupt, the idea of a full-blown depression becomes all too real.

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Boomer-Dämmerung: 401(K) and Bust

The U.S. strategy of relying on rising stock markets to fund employee retirement has gone bust. Millennials will rejoice at the Twilight of the Boomers, a generation they dislike.

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Does US Stare Into Fiscal Abyss? 8 Pointers

Eight key points explaining why the U.S. fiscal stimulus package could drive the country into bankruptcy.

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The Other Woman

Could Michelle Obama be persuaded to accept the role? If anyone can change her mind, a bended-knee visit by Joe Biden should do the trick.

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Italy: Libya’s Former Colonial Master

Did years of painful colonial rule by the Italians shape Libya’s relationship with the West today?

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When Brezhnev Comes to America: Gerontocracy in Action

Today’s U.S. Republicans are the equivalent of the Brezhnev crew in the late-stage Soviet Union. It, too, fought very hard to uphold political ideas decades after they had passed their sell by date.

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Coronavirus and Political Leadership: The US Gerontocracy in Action

The age structure of the U.S. political leadership cannot be described by any other word than as a gerontocracy. This conjures up images of the late-stage Soviet Union.

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