Power corrupts so completely because those who hold it rarely face negative feedback or consequences. Critics are mocked, stifled, imprisoned, or murdered. The costs of failure are borne by the victims.… Read More Cataclysm
The renowned German commentator Norbert Häring documents how the war on cash is being driven by US security agencies and commercial interests, with Bill Gates at the forefront… Read More How India Became the Lab Rat of Bill Gates and U.S. Security Agencies
It brings buckets of money, but what are the consequences?… Read More Is Barcelona’s Crazy Tourist Boom Too Much of a Good Thing?
If you’re one of the countless Americans who was distraught to learn of the revelations made by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, the mere idea that there might be yet another agency out there – perhaps just as powerful and much more intrusive – should give you goosebumps… Read More More Dangerous Than The NSA? The Massive Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of
Our prediction that mobile Internet providers would start installing spyware on their customers’ phones has come true… Read More The First Horseman of the Privacy Apocalypse, AKA Verizon, Has Already Arrived
These days, robots and algorithms are everywhere, replacing not just manufacturing jobs but all kinds jobs in air-conditioned offices that paid big salaries and fat bonuses… Read More How Many Jobs Do Robots Destroy? Answers Emerge
It does require a fairly dystopian strain of doublethink for a company to celebrate how hard and how constantly its employees must work to make a living, given that these companies are themselves setting the terms… Read More The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death
When the system is rigged, “democracy” is just another public-relations screen to mask the unsavory reality of Oligarchy.… Read More Our Hopelessly Dysfunctional Democracy
Newly unsealed court documents released earlier today seemingly reveal a startling effort on the part of both Monsanto and the EPA to work in concert to kill and/or discredit independent, albeit inconvenient, cancer research… Read More Revealed: Monsanto Colluded With EPA, Was Unable To Prove Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer
The ECB would do so at its own peril… Read More Are Germans About to Be Made to Pay for Their Love of Cash?
According to former CIA Director Michael Hayden, millennials are the agency’s weak link because they do not view loyalty and secrecy in the same light as previous generations… Read More Ex-CIA Boss Blames Millennials For Government Leaks
The Trump presidency is the ultimate larger-than-life – for many the only – show on earth. It’s open to debate whether the vicious civil war currently in effect between Team Trump and powerful deep state factions enmeshed with the neocon/neoliberalcon galaxy is just shadowplay; or whether this is the real deal underlining the eventual crash and burn of the American Empire.… Read More Total Screen: How Baudrillard Anticipated Trump