Posts Tagged corporate totalitarianism

The Prison Industrial Complex Comes to Resemble the Military Industrial Complex Even More

While no doubt there is distinctive explanatory power to each concept, one must conclude that the prison-industrial complex is the term we give to the apparatuses of control when state violence is turned inward towards a racial minority rather than the external ideology at which the military industrial complex takes aim. They are the mirror […]

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Obama Approves Arctic Drilling & Clinton Says She Would Not — but She Would

A day after the Obama administration gave Shell the final approval to begin drilling operations in the Arctic, Hillary Clinton has tweeted, that most ethereal of political commitments, that it’s “not worth the risk”, which has been interpreted to mean that she is opposed to Arctic drilling. This talk of ‘risk’ makes it pretty clear […]

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July 30th: on the Koch Empire and the Gig-Economy’s Libertarian Threat to Democracy and Society

Context is key. The Bernie Sanders campaign organized the simultaneous meetings of thousands of speech-watching parties last night and did this with sixty paid staff members, half of them field organizers. The Clinton campaign employs around 340 staff members, sixty of them field organizers. And yet the Koch brothers’ big money coalition, lead by Americans […]

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“Democrats”: Hillary Abuses Super PAC Powers as much as Republicans

With Super PACs, democrats, as a party personified by the Clinton campaign (because the media pushes personality-driven campaigns), are no less guilty of abusing their awesome powers than are republicans. The Jeb political apparatus has announced raising over $100 million so far, and, practically bragged about the lack of required independence from his Right to […]

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Eric Holder and the Revolving Door; Political Psychology and the “Consistent Interests” Argument; and Voter Apathy and Democracy

It’s no surprise, but Eric Holder is poised to return to Covington & Burling, the corporate law firm at which he was employed between being Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration and Attorney General in the Obama administration. In a case of a well-oiled revolving door, Holder, as Deputy Attorney General, wrote an influential […]

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Greece vs. the Troika: the Proxy War Between Democracy and Corporate Totalitarianism

Make no mistake, Greece’s “negotiations” with the troika are a proxy war between the forces of democracy and the global superpower that is corporate totalitarianism. The country where democracy was first conceived is being made an example of by the corporatists, sacrificing the people and the sovereignty of Greece, just to exhibit the collective power […]

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Optimistically Pessimistic Thoughts on TPA

When it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership, the maneuverings in its regard are more representative of the nature of American politics than the will of the American people. The procedural moves in Congress are disorienting enough that who will be accountable for the screwing of the American people is obscured – the political dealings […]

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