Tag Archives: globalization

Serfin’ USA (the new feudalism)


Did Cameron Diaz go under the knife? Will the stars of Hangover 3 score big pay increases? These are the questions that try journalists’ souls. Meanwhile, in another world, in a piece called “Is Market Capitalism Dead?,” Columbia Prof. Thomas … Continue reading

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Slave labor is good for business


A depressing piece in the Sunday New York Times re-explained why the U.S. is losing huge numbers of manufacturing jobs, but it didn’t mention how we can hope to reverse this trend if our biggest corporations continue to work with … Continue reading

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Tom Friedman’s ‘hyperconnected’ fantasy world


The NYT headline was “How did the robot end up with my job?” It was on an op/ed column by Tom Friedman, the corporate media’s foremost cheerleader for the brave new world of downsizing, outsourcing and off-shoring that is the … Continue reading

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Media’s ‘cult of balance’ drags it to the right


Interesting blog yesterday by Paul Krugman, edgier than most of his op-ed columns, sparked by his gloomy conclusion that “the cult of balance, of centrism” is hurting the country more than the cult of right-wing loonies pushing for default on … Continue reading

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Denial is just a sign of the times


This is what happens in other democracies when bankers try to reward themselves for helping to ruin the world economy: Britain has a rival when it comes to bashing bankers. After a furious row over pay packages at Amsterdam-based ING … Continue reading

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Autoworkers to Friedman: The world is round


From the March 17 New York Times: General Motors said Thursday that it would temporarily shut a truck plant in Louisiana because it could not get enough Japanese-made parts, the first in what analysts say could be widespread disruptions at … Continue reading

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We’re mad as hell, Friedman!


Our enemies are not our friends. The world is not flat. Thomas Friedman is a widely read pundit and an optimistic chap. Wrong most of the time, but optimistic, and very thorough in explaining the madness of U.S. foreign policy. … Continue reading

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