“I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” It sounds like something we’ve heard a lot of in this presidential campaign, doesn’t it? But movie buffs and many past or in their middle years will recognize it as the signature line of the Oscar-winning 1976 movie Network. One of the cable […]
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Alan Tonelson, founder of RealityChek and a Director of the Henry George School of Social Science, speaks out in the Free Trade debate, on CNBC, March 10, 2016. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000500601&play=1
Join us in the Book Signing for Capitalism: Competition, Conflict and Crises, Anwar Shaikh’s ground-breaking new work.
I’m sure that all of you out in RealityChek Reader-Land are familiar with the idea of lowering expectations, or “lowering the bar.” The standard justification for this practice is fostering greater realism about what’s possible in politics, business, sports and many other fields, and sometimes it’s essential. But of course it’s easily turned into an unjustified excuse […]
The world economy continues to stumble. Developed nations still see-saw in progress. The rich get richer and the poor still suffer. Joseph Stiglitz and Hamid Rashid explore why the global economy is still not succeeding. (You can also read Progress and Poverty, where Henry George questioned exactly the same anomaly, almost 150 years ago).
It is as though an immense wedge were being forced, not underneath society, but through society. Those who are above the point of separation are elevated, but those who are below are crushed down.” — Henry George, Progress and Poverty, 1879
Smart Talk continues on MNN, Channel 1, Fridays at 6 p.m. The new schedule includes: Anwar Shaikh 3/4/16 Alan Tonelson 3/11/16 Ravi Batra 3/18/16 Yanis Varoufakis 3/25/26 […]
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt *** We decided to bring together some of the women who’ve had the biggest impact on the subject and the practice of economic policy, whether in academia, business, politics, or education. These women are […]
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