Criticizing ‘the far left’ for its ‘calls for massive government growth and even socialism’, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who is running for president as a Democrat in 2020, posted an op-ed Sunday in the Wall Street Journal discussing his hopes of saving American capitalism. “American capitalism is in danger,”Read More →

Evil fate the earth, to hasten the evils a prey, Where wealth accumulates and where men degrade. –Olivier Goldsmith. Twenty years ago, I wrote an editorial in which I described free market capitalism as “the most unjust and barbaric economic system ever conceived, and which now oppresses and mistreats mostRead More →

The planet is in trouble. Study after scientific study, we warn that we have pushed far beyond the physical limits of what our living world can handle. From increasing temperature extremes causing disastrous weather conditions – including record droughts and unprecedented fires – to oceans choked by plastic and collapsingRead More →

For the publisher: Gustavo Arellano says “it’s time to think radically” on homelessness, but it is only dealing with a symptom rather than the deep-rooted causes of growing inequality in American society, in search of a ” remedy “which prevents homeless people from the streets of the” respectable class “.Read More →

The progressive left and its media comrades have struggled in recent weeks to build a friendly story for “antifa”. It is not an easy task. These self-proclaimed “anti-fascists” (hence the name) have shown up at rallies across the country since Trump’s inauguration, assaulting police with urine bombs, beat reporters bloodied,Read More →

Emmanuel Macron, France’s economy minister, has sent shockwaves through the country’s political spectrum by creating his own cross-partisan political movement to “unblock France” a year before presidential elections. Mr Macron said on Wednesday evening that his new party, named Working ! (“On the march!” or “Forward!”), would be open toRead More →

The iconoclastic French Minister of the Economy Emmanuel Macron is preparing to upset the political landscape ahead of next year’s presidential election by launching a political movement, sparking speculation about his own ambitions to run for power. Macron, 38, a charismatic and outspoken former investment banker, has seen a meteoricRead More →

Book on socialism Michael Engel Michael Engel, 71, of Ludlow, professor emeritus of political science at Westfield State College, with his self-published book, “Socialism for Smart Folks: A Popular Guide for Open Minds”. May 27, 2015. (Brian Steele | MassLive.com) LUDLOW – Michael Engel is a socialist despite the vitriolicRead More →

IIf you want to understand why we are not moving faster towards creating a more equitable society that operates within ecological limits, then it is worth understanding the importance of the vacuum. One of the main fears of our industrialized society, which we largely refuse to face, is the beliefRead More →

John Stossel is fed up with celebrities complaining about the very economic system that made them rich. From Russell Brand demanding the redistribution of wealth to George Lucas denouncing “capitalist democracy”, celebrities who are rolling in the dough seem to suffer from a sort of entrepreneurial guilt. Of course, theyRead More →

By Daniel Albert Today, the International Monetary Fund announced a further reduction in its global growth projections for 2014, with its estimate of US growth also reduced (citing government spending cuts, but not the current US government shutdown – or hitherto unthinkable notion of the US government failing in itsRead More →

An excerpt from Creative IntelligenceCreative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum “ The need to reconnect creativity with capitalism has never been greater. An effective market theory has fostered an economic system that over the past two decades has generated few innovations in most businesses, weakened the middle class, widened inequality, andRead More →

jennifer rubin Opinion columnist covering politics and politics, foreign and domestic January 25, 2012 Grover Norquist emailed me his reaction to Newt Gingrich’s outburst on Mitt Romney’s investment income, writing as only he can: The idea that there is something illegitimate about money earning interest or investing savings with theRead More →

Highlights of history Roland Martin: To say that the protesters are in tune with the Democrats is intellectual dishonesty Candidates from both political parties should make their wishes come true, says Martin Martin: The civil rights movement was not about electing candidates; this one either Editor’s Note: Roland S. MartinRead More →