Citizen Action Monitor

What does it mean to say “We’ll muddle through” this crisis? It means the rich live, the poor die

The problem with carbon is that it’s pervasive, “in every single facet of our daily lives” – there is no quick fix. No 1960 Posted by fw, May 18, 2017 “The … Continue reading

May 18, 2017

Jobs in Canada on “a slow but steady deterioration” according to recent bank report

In decline:  job quality, youth employment, good paying full-time jobs – On increase: part-timers, self-employed, low-wage dead-end jobs. No 1848 Posted by fw, December 17, 2016 “Despite talk of helping the … Continue reading

December 17, 2016

Why the growing public hostility to neoliberal globalization? – Joseph Stiglitz explains

Staggering income inequality is evident, plutocrats are big winners, rising unemployment of unskilled workers. No 1745 Posted by fw, August 8, 2016 “Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled “Globalization … Continue reading

August 8, 2016

“People are being left behind big time,” says BC low-earner Laura Cairns

Are the super-rich of the world to blame for Laura being left behind? No 1463 Posted by fw, September 29, 2015 “At 56, Laura Cairns knows what it’s like to … Continue reading

September 29, 2015

Is it true that no one wants to halt economic growth in order to reduce carbon emissions?

If it is true, who specifically wants economic growth to continue and why? No 1294 Posted by fw, March 30, 2015 “Six years of pedal-to-the-metal monetary policy and government deficit … Continue reading

March 30, 2015

The incredible Saru Jayaraman – dynamite activist with few equals

Ms Jayaraman is taking on the US food industry in a knock-down, drag-out fight for a living wage for food workers No 1027 Posted by fw, April 7, 2014 LOOK! … Continue reading

April 7, 2014

How the planet’s richest rob its poorest and what we must do about it

The richest 200 people on earth have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion. We need to change the rules. No 719 Posted by fw, April 15, 2013 “We have … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swiss use direct democracy to win tough controls on multi-million dollar payouts for senior executives

Swiss vote is as radical as any laws or doctrine restricting capitalism for years No 688 Posted by fw, March 5, 2013 Hearty congratulations to the Swiss for doing what … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Extreme wealth inequality in America exposed in 2 min. 17 sec.

No 395 Posted by fw, January 27, 2012 Did you know that U.S. corporations paid 47.4 percent of profits in taxes in 1961 and just 11.1 percent of profits in … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Capitalist free market system drives us to work ourselves to death —Michael Albert

No 311 Posted by fw, October 25, 2011 “You know, the emergence of capitalist markets was a gigantic struggle, a gigantic imposition against the natural inclination of people to behave … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

“People aren’t stupid, but when it comes to politics they are ignorant, lazy and easily satisfied with pat answers to difficult questions”

No 173 Posted by fw, May 12, 2011 “People aren’t stupid, but when it comes to politics they are ignorant, lazy and easily satisfied with pat answers to difficult questions” That’s one … Continue reading

May 12, 2011 · Leave a comment