Citizen Action Monitor

Parasitic system drives US stock market to record highs. Ruling class will stop at nothing to expand its wealth

Workers’ wages and working conditions decline, life expectancy falls, drug overdose grows. System reform impossible. No 2360 Posted by fw, August 26, 2018 “Since its low point on March 9, … Continue reading

August 26, 2018

A decade ago George Carlin hilariously ridiculed “The American Dream”

Today it’s comedian Lee Camp’s turn with a sobering take on America’s 8 most important Myths. No 2337 Posted by fw, July 26, 2018 “No society should function with this … Continue reading

July 26, 2018

“We’re going to see this economic system spinning out of control and destroying itself” Richard Wolff

We’re besieged with economic and political theatre, anything to distract us from confronting an economic system that doesn’t work for the majority. No 2195 Posted by fw, April 3, 2018 … Continue reading

April 3, 2018

US looking more and more like a developing country, says MIT prof

80 percent of population in debt, anxious about job security, besieged by crumbling infrastructure. No 1944 Posted by fw, April 27, 2017 “America is regressing to have the economic and political … Continue reading

April 27, 2017

The President who wowed Canada’s Parliament fails to impress Canadian professor

“President Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has failed to live up to the promises he made and the hopes he raised.” No 1723 Posted by fw, July 11, 2016 … Continue reading

July 11, 2016

How Wall Street transformed America into a kleptocracy, a nation ruled by “blood-sucking leeches”

“The most corrupt era in American history” captured in Michael Hudson’s new book, Killing the Host No 1611 Posted by fw, March 07, 2016 kleptocracy –literally, “rule by thieves” — a … Continue reading

March 7, 2016

Why the US economy has not recovered, will not recover

Successive duplicitous US governments have abandoned everyone except the rich. No 1596 Posted by fw, February 17, 2016 “The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the … Continue reading

February 17, 2016

The not so well-kept secret is out – America is a plutonomy where only the rich matter

“It is essential that corporate elites keep the façade of democratic control alive,” writes activist Michael Perino. No 1547 Posted by fw, December 20, 2015 “Several years ago, two leaked … Continue reading

December 20, 2015

Why is this the age of US citizen mass acquiescence rather than the age of resistance that erupted in the 1880s?

We are witnessing the rebirth of the Gilded Age, with Wall Street and Big Business owning the President and Congress No 1215 Posted by fw, December 25, 2014 “It’s called … Continue reading

December 25, 2014

Stock market boom is really a bubble – and it will burst

Distinguished economist explains what’s going on in the UK and US stock markets No 991 Posted by fw, February 27, 2014 “In the longer run, however, the best way to … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deep State: Shocking revelations of a rogue government operating in Washington

Deep State, the state within a state, is “hiding mostly in plain sight” No 985 Posted by fw, February 23, 2014 “Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

What the US is experiencing today is not politics, it is disorder in a dysfunctional culture

One way out of this disorder, this insanity, is for citizens to declare a free America in the space around them No 977 Posted by fw, February 12, 2014 “The … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

America, once proud land of the free, home of the brave, now land of the throw-away underclass

America, capitalist empire that now monetizes irrelevant people by privatizing the prison system No 967 Posted by fw, February 02, 2014 “Work is meaning for all of us. And it’s … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

These are hard times for many in US, so why no uprising?

The answer is complex, but three reasons stand out, says Robert Reich No 966 Posted by fw, February 01, 2014 “Middle incomes are sinking, the ranks of the poor are … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

US debt crisis was contrived consequence of “crazy political battles”

We need a globalized currency to reduce global dependence on US dollar No 883 Posted by fw, October 17, 2013 “…it’s time to end the world economy’s dependence on the … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

US Budget deal outcome destroys all social gains won by workers during twentieth century

Tea Party Republicans dropped Obamacare demands in exchange for gutting of social programs No 882 Posted by fw, October 17, 2013 “There was not a single mass organization that denounced … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why a Messiah of Peace in the White House would likely be crucified if s/he tried to transition to a non-violent society

In America’s military-industrial-finance complex, waging war becomes a necessity for institutional survival No 700 Posted by fw, March 19, 2013 Tragically, the American people are unwittingly complicit in the evil … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Will co-op businesses be the basis of the next wave of the American economy?

“To transform society, co-ops have to be part of a political movement,” contends Professor Sam Gindin of York University No 683 Posted by fw, February 24, 2013 “So if you … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Former head of government financial regulatory agency gives her take on culture of collusion and greed among megabanks

Now a citizen activist, Sheila Bair explains how ordinary citizens can end up on the hook for bankers’ fraudulent trading practices No 524 Posted by fw, July 17, 2012 “[To … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment