Education

The Internet’s Unholy Marriage to Capitalism

March 8, 2011

John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney The United States and the world are now a good two decades into the Internet revolution, or what was once called the information age. The past generation has seen a blizzard of mind-boggling developments in communication, ranging from the World Wide Web and broadband, to ubiquitous cell phones…

Bonuses for bankers, bankruptcy for public services

January 21, 2011

Goldman Sachs sets aside $15bn for pay; the state of California cuts $1.5bn from education. What’s wrong with this picture? So, now we know about the $15bn-plus 2010 pay package for Goldman Sachs partners and employees. The top rungs will get their many millions each, with lesser and lesser amounts going down the GS hierarchy.…

The Myth of ‘American Exceptionalism’ Implodes

January 21, 2011

One aspect of “American exceptionalism” was always economic.  US workers, so the story went, enjoyed a rising level of real wages that afforded their families a rising standard of living.  Ever harder work paid off in rising consumption.  The rich got richer faster than the rest, but almost no one got poorer.  Nearly all citizens…

How shall we prosper from climate change?

January 11, 2011

I’m not supposed to be discussing politics here, but it seems impossible to transparently document my entry into climate science without addressing the politicization of the issue. It’s easy to wed the notion of economic productivity to a buzzword like prosperity. The prosperity buzzword is frequently employed in the political sphere, just like other cheap…

More Native Students Can’t Afford Higher Education

October 19, 2010

The First Peoples News Bureau investigates the 2 percent cap on spending increases mandated by the Canadian government in 1996

Pollin Responds to Comments

October 11, 2010

I welcome all the comments that people wrote in response to the series of interviews Paul Jay did with me regarding my recent paper, “Austerity is Not a Solution: Why the Deficit Hawks are Wrong.” Here I will respond to eight key points that were raised in the various and wide- ranging comments. In his/her…

Investing in schools and infrastructure is the best way to grow the economy

September 29, 2010

In Washington, a great debate has broken out. The Republicans want to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, saying that it’s a good stimulant for the economy. Others are saying direct funding by states in infrastructure and schools is a much better form of stimulus and growth. A new study by Jeff Thompson of…

Investing In Schools And Infrastructure Is The Best Way To Grow The Economy

August 13, 2010

In Washington, a great debate has broken out. The Republicans want to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, saying that it's a good stimulant for the economy. Others are saying direct funding by states in infrastructure and schools is a much better form of stimulus and growth. A new study by Jeff Thompson of…

Investing In Schools And Infrastructure Is The Best Way To Grow The Economy

August 13, 2010

In Washington, a great debate has broken out. The Republicans want to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, saying that it's a good stimulant for the economy. Others are saying direct funding by states in infrastructure and schools is a much better form of stimulus and growth. A new study by Jeff Thompson of…

History of the National Security State

Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State

August 1, 2007
When Julian Assange was arrested in London, he was carrying a copy of our book, Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State