The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves

The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves

The social wealth of a society is better measured by the quality of its common lived environment than by a consolidated statistical approximation like GDP. There is a reason why our great American cities, for all of our supposed wealth, often feel and look so shabby....
The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves

The Bait And Switch Of Public-Private Partnerships

Pete Dolack Popular Resistance This being the age of public relations, the genteel term “public-private partnership” is used instead of corporate plunder. A “partnership” such deals may be, but it isn’t the public who gets the benefits. We’ll be hearing more about...
The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves

Crimes of the Trump Era (a Preview)

Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch It started in June 2015 with that Trump Tower escalator rideinto the presidential race to the tune of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” (“But there’s a warnin’ sign on the road ahead, there’s a lot of people sayin’ we’d be better...
The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves

The Observer view on Mark Zuckerberg

Observer editorial ‘Are we building the world we want?” Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire CEO of Facebook, asked last week in a 5,700-word post that was quickly dubbed a “manifesto”. He used it to launch a strident defence of globalisation, striking a discordant note...