HIGH COST OF CHEAP IMPORTS

A MORAL DILEMMA: TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY? SHOPPERS OF CHEAP IMPORTS HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS: AIR POLLUTION KILLS 4,400 EVERY DAY IN CHINA PARADOXIC FLIP SIDE OF FREE TRADE DEALS: SAVING AMERICAN LIVES BY EXPORTING DEADLY INDUSTRIES OVERSEAS One of the most popular sports in American politics is hurling rocks at business leaders and politicians …

CHINA HAS ALREADY SURPASSED U.S. AS WORLD’S BIGGEST ECONOMY

PERILS OF LONG-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS: THEY ARE STATIC, UNABLE TO ANTICIPATE TRENDS THAT WILL DISRUPT THEM Luckily for Economists, Nobody Remembers Long-term Trends after 20 Years... Well, Almost Nobody Back in 1994, The Economist and the World Bank issued a 25-year forecast for the world's leading economies. This led to a special report, "Indo-China" to Gain …

GREED & ILLUSION OF CHOICE: NOBODY OWNS ANYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE

COMMENT: NOBODY OWNS ANYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE A reaction to Prof Robert Reich's piece "The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation" The problem with corporatocracy like ours in America is that it is driven by Greed. "Making money" is a euphemism for Greed. Which has come to connote "Goodness" thanks to our corrupt systems of government. …

REINCARNATION OF FASCISM: “MADE IN AMERICA” VERSION

John Pilger is an Australian, Sydney-born, award-winning journalist and filmmaker (click here for his bio).  Two days ago, he published at his website an editorial on the current state of global affairs under the headline "Why the rise of fascism is again the issue." This time, we are witnessing the "made in America" version of fascism. Pilger's …

AFGHANISTAN: US, NATO “DECLARE VICTORY, THEN RUN LIKE HELL?”

In a brief ceremony in Kabul today (Dec 28), the US and NATO declared their 13 year-war in Afghanistan over even though their stated enemy - the Taliban - are more active than ever.  This year (2014) is set to be the deadliest of the war, according to the United Nations, which expects civilian casualties to hit …

CNN’S AMANPOUR LOSES IT ON AIR AS HER “ADVOCACY JOURNALISM” IS CHALLENGED BY GUEST ON HER SHOW

CNN EDITS OUT CRITICAL COMMENTS ABOUT CHRISTIANA AMANPOUR'S STATE DEPT-BIASED REPORTING IN YUGOSLAVIA (BOSNIA), SYRIA... ETC. Christiana Amanpour, a London-born CNN journalist of Iranian descent, has made a name for herself as a warmonger and "hate minstrel" of the New World Order over the last quarter century with her reports from various war theaters around …

FALL OF BERLIN WALL FOR NAUGHT AS ANOTHER RISES FARTHER EAST

A Quarter Century After Euphoric Fall of Berlin Wall, NATO Moved Goal Posts 2,000 km Eastward, Ukraine Building Another Wall Against Russia Twenty five years ago today, the world celebrated the fall of Berlin Wall. For 28 years, the Wall served as a visual reminder of a dividing line between between freedom and oppression, between democracy in the West and autocracy …