“Imperial Recovery and “Disappearing Workers”: Imperialism Expands, Living Standards Decline”

“An arrogant rich and a humble poor both need help! The former needs help to be human; the latter needs help to live humanely!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan A prosperous empire is cause and consequence of increases in families, and the growth of healthy and educated plebeians who serviced and served the rulers. In contrast, … Continue reading “Imperial Recovery and “Disappearing Workers”: Imperialism Expands, Living Standards Decline”

Capital Offenses: Hillbilly Elegy and anti-worker mythologies — Matthew E. Stanley |Interantional Socialist Review

Taking Sides

Source: International Socialist Review

Capital Offenses: Hillbilly Elegy and anti-worker mythologies

I’m an educator. And one thing I always do on the first day of my United States history surveys is show the students a list of the fifty poorest counties in the country by poverty rate. This list includes places like Buffalo County, South Dakota; Holmes County, Mississippi; and Owsley County, Kentucky. It’s the America of ancient cotton fields and derelict coal mines and tribal casinos. I then ask students what these places seem to have in common, and someone almost always nails it: they’re virtually all counties in Appalachia, Indian Country, or slavery’s former Black Belt—all remnants of the social ecology of extractive capitalism, genocide and forced removal, and the production of cash crops. In short, the origins of today’s material conditions lie squarely in the nineteenth century.

In fact, six…

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“NFL Ban on Anthem Kneeling Violates Free Expression. America’s First Amendment”

{Please read: The Constitution Con} I have posted articles by this particular author before, because I agree with most of his views on many of the issues I write about. But like so many authors I follow, this author still cannot give up the constitution ghost: this author still holds to this worthless-to-we-the-individuals piece of … Continue reading “NFL Ban on Anthem Kneeling Violates Free Expression. America’s First Amendment”