New Features Added

Dear Readers, Since this website went live we have had a lot of requests for feature additions. The most popular two requests were for a button to print articles and a button for article RSS. We have now added these two features to the website. You can find the print button in the button bar at the bottom of the…

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Can The World Survive Washington’s Hubris?

When President Reagan nominated me as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, he told me that we had to restore the US economy, to rescue it from stagflation, in order to bring the full weight of a powerful economy to bear on the Soviet leadership, in order to convince them to negotiate the end of the cold war.…

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Silent Spring For Us?

With her 1962 book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson got DDT and other synthetic pesticides banned and saved bird life. Today it is humans who are directly threatened by technologies designed to extract the maximum profit at the lowest private cost and the maximum social cost from natural resources. Once abundant clean water has become a scarce resource. Yet, in the…

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Writing Off The Elderly

When neoconservatives, politicians, and high ranking military officers speak of a 30-year war against terrorism, there is no discussion about its affordability or whether the one significant attack (September 11, 2001) that is attributed, perhaps incorrectly, to Muslim terrorists justifies an open-ended war against a dozen countries. There is no discussion of the burden on future generations of the massive…

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Unspeakable Things: The Liberals’ Clumsy Dance Across Obama’s Killing Floor

This brilliant essay by Chris Floyd demonstrates that Western civilization has succumbed to evil. The essay is posted here with Chris Floyd’s permission. The turbulent ramifications of last week’s New York Times story detailing the operations of Barack Obama’s White House death squad continue to reverberate across the country today, sending shock waves through Washington and bringing crowds of outraged…

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USAWatchDog: One on One with Paul Craig Roberts

Mr. Roberts, Thank you again for doing the interview. It was very well received. Here is the link: http://usawatchdog.com/one-on-one-with-paul-craig-roberts/ Greg Hunter USAWatchdog.com

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Hubris as the Evil Force in History

I have always been intrigued by the Battle of Bull Run, the opening battle of the US Civil War, known to southerners as the War of Northern Aggression. Extreme hubris characterized both sides, the North before the battle and the South afterwards. Republican politicians and their ladies in their finery rode out to Manassas, the Virginia town through which the…

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The Stark Truth: Interview with Paul Craig Roberts

Robert Stark interviews Paul Craig Roberts. Topics include: -PCR’s role in the Reagan administration and supply-side economics; -How job outsourcing was engineered by Wall Street and corporations; -The military-industrial complex; -Neoconservatives, foreign policy in the Middle East, and war with Iran; -Policy toward China; -9/11; -Why we can’t take back the country by the ballot box. http://reasonradionetwork.com/20120525/the-stark-truth-interview-with-paul-craig-roberts

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Collapse At Hand

Ever since the beginning of the financial crisis and quantitative easing, the question has been before us: How can the Federal Reserve maintain zero interest rates for banks and negative real interest rates for savers and bond holders when the US government is adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt every year via its budget deficits? Not long ago the…

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