Links for today: A failed ideology and a failed war

Deathpower has had a steady stream of articles on the financial bailout of Wall St., the impending depression, and the crash of neo-liberalism. Interestingly, only after the bailout plan was passed did the mainstream U.S. media start to report more fully on why the bailout would likely not have the intended effects, and that the… Read More Links for today: A failed ideology and a failed war

Chalmers Johnson, Dennis Kucinich: On Bailing Out Bankers and Butchers

…and continuing from the last two posts for today… Along with Andrew Bacevich, Howard Zinn, and Tom Engelhardt at TomDispatch.com, Chalmers Johnson is one of my favourite American critics of American empire. In an article that is being reproduced across a range of sites, Johnson argues in “We Have the Bailout Money–We’re Spending It on… Read More Chalmers Johnson, Dennis Kucinich: On Bailing Out Bankers and Butchers

Slavoj Žižek and Joseph E. Stiglitz: Chickenhawks Coming Home to Roost…in the Tent City

Continuing from my last post… Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize winning economist at Columbia University, argued in the September 26, 2008, edition of The Nation (“A Better Bailout“), that Wall Street banks would be celebrating today, as the U.S. Congress votes to pass something it would never consider for struggling working class citizens in crisis: a… Read More Slavoj Žižek and Joseph E. Stiglitz: Chickenhawks Coming Home to Roost…in the Tent City