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What If It Is For The Best?

So now we have the Mueller report . And, let us confess, it is kind of a bust for most of us. Whether because it was extensively “redacted” (a lovely term that sounds a bit like a flying, prehistoric lizard) or because there really isn’t any proof that Trump is a traitor, the report reveals…

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Mueller Report Released

On Thursday, 18 April, the Mueller report was officially released to Congress. According to those who have seen it, the report does not clearly identify genuinely treasonable activity on Trump’s part. However, the Washington Post among other media outlets is saying that Mueller did not rule out the possibility that Trump did have some sort…

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Gymboree, The Horror Story

Want to see late capitalism in the raw? Check out “She Lied to My Face”: Inside the Hectic Last Days of Gymboree’s Retail Bankruptcy by David Dayen in The Intercept. The article looks at the truly horrible decline and fall of Gymboree, a retailer of children’s clothing. The company declared bankruptcy in 2017. The kicker?…

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Meme: We Want The Whole Thing…

Not just a white wash… (Editor’s note: readers may have missed several stories that were posted to LR Net during the brief period when we were off the air. That being case, we will be reposting them over the next few days. This is one such story.)  

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We’re Baaaack!

And we’re back… If you’ve tried to visit our site recently, you might have received a scary error message saying that our site may be dangerous. We are not quite sure what happened. All we know is that for almost three days, we looked like an attack site, and many of our readers were justifiably…

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Steel Collar Workers

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It is one more pernicious myths of the Trumpian Right that “illegal immigrants” are stealing jobs from “real Americans.” The reality, of course, is that jobs weren’t there to be stolen. Long ago, CEOs, MBAs, and Corporations sent them overseas–that is, to places like China, where labor costs were low and unions were non-existent. The…

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Capitalism Is In Trouble

Capitalism today is in trouble, and even the most ardent defenders of free enterprise are saying so. Consider Jonathan Tepper, founder of Variant Perception, “a research group for asset managers.” It would seem hard to find anyone more devoted to unregulated markets. Yet, even so, in a new book, The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and…

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Gymboree, The Horror Story

Want to see late capitalism in the raw? Check out “She Lied to My Face”: Inside the Hectic Last Days of Gymboree’s Retail Bankruptcy by David Dayen in The Intercept. The article looks at the truly horrible decline and fall of Gymboree, a retailer of children’s clothing. The company declared bankruptcy in 2017. The kicker?…

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Capitalism Is Sick…says The Economist

Check out the following story on the Economist’s website, The next capitalist revolution. In it, the editors argue that inactive, non-interventionist, libertarian governments have kept their hands off corporations for so long that capitalism is now in serious trouble. Instead, of competing with one another, as they should under capitalist doctrine, they are monopolies that…

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