Citizen Action Monitor

Crisis in American democracy: Part 11 – Is it too late to save democracy from the vice grip of corporate and political elites?

No 343 Posted by fw, November 19, 2011 “The public mind might have funny ideas about democracy. . . . if the society is based on control by private wealth … Continue reading

November 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 10 – Elections no substitute for truly effective democracy

No 342 Posted by fw, November 18, 2011 In Part 9 of this 11-part series, Ferguson and Chomsky advanced the argument that, in America, “true” democracy poses a threat to … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 7 – The short tragic life of the “Golden Age of Capitalism”

No 339 Posted by fw, November 15, 2011 In Part 6 of this 11-part series, Ferguson looked at labor’s struggle to build power and political influence during the 20th century … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 6 – Labor’s struggles to build power in an “Investors’ Democracy”

No 338 Posted by fw, November 14, 2011 “On the one side you get that social democratic outcome. On the other side, look again and you can see plenty of … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 5 – America – An Investors’ Democracy

No 337 Posted by fw, November 13, 2011 “In general, you’ll get a block of issues that count to investors. That’s often overseas. I mean a lot of these folks … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 4 – America’s money-driven political system

No 336 Posted by fw, November 12, 2011 Thomas Ferguson has worked for fifteen years to make two claims about democracy in the United States. First, “rule by the people” is … Continue reading

November 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 3 – Press’ job — Keep the people stupid

No 335 Posted by fw, November 12, 2011 “All they [the press] want to talk about is the horse race – who’s up or who’s down in the poll, or … Continue reading

November 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crisis in American democracy: Part 1 – Introduction

No 333 Posted by fw, November 10, 2011 This is Part 1 of an 11-part transcription of a documentary film based on an academic publication in political science. Now how … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

PolySci prof offers his best advice to Occupy Wall Street

No 332, Posted by fw, November 10, 2011 Everybody and his uncle, it seems, is offering Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters advice on what do next. So why should Tom … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · Leave a comment