Greece: ECB Kicks Syriza in the Face; Syriza Turns the Other Cheek

A Corporate Coup d’Etat

Jim Hightower Creators.com When I was a tyke, Momma warned me not to eat anything unless I knew where it came from. That advice is so sensible that even Congress acted on it in 2002, passing a straightforward law called Country Of Origin Labeling. COOL requires meat...
Greece: ECB Kicks Syriza in the Face; Syriza Turns the Other Cheek

Welcome to the Share-the-Scraps Economy

Robert Reich Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/02/welcome-share-scraps-economy How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits go to the robots’ owners?...
Greece: ECB Kicks Syriza in the Face; Syriza Turns the Other Cheek

The Sharing Economy Is a Lie

Richard Eskow Salon.com http://www.alternet.org/economy/sharing-economy-lie-uber-ayn-rand-and-truth-about-tech-and-libertarians Horror stories about the increasingly unpopular taxi service Uber have been commonplace in recent months, but there is still much to be...
Greece: ECB Kicks Syriza in the Face; Syriza Turns the Other Cheek

Chicago For Sale

Paul Buchheit Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/02/02/chicago-sale Chicago is being privatized. Assets are being sold off, Wall Street debt is mounting, and the mayor conducts business with multi-millionaire donors who often reap benefits from their...
Greece: ECB Kicks Syriza in the Face; Syriza Turns the Other Cheek

If Elections Matter for Greece, Why Not America?

John Nichols The Nation Elections are supposed to have consequences. When countries establish electoral processes that are sufficiently free and functional to ascertain the clear will of the people—and when those votes are cast and counted in an election that draws a...