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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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Another White House Exit

Media outlets are reporting that Kirstjen Nielsen, head of the Department of Homeland Security, has resigned. The Washington Post, among others, has reported that her exit is linked to Trump’s continuing frustration over foreign migrants entering the United States. And thus the door shuts behind yet another Trump team member, either fired by Trump or…

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Exploring the “Moral Rot” ….

Image Source: marcn (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) …of Today’s Capitalism with Marianne Williamson By Todd Telford At a recent interview in Iowa, presidential candidate Marianne Williamson dove deep into a glaring truth in American politics today: money and greed have driven us from the moral path set forth by our founders. This deviation stems from the domination of…

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Rebel Rampage & “Scorched Earth”

Rebel Rampage is a protest music group of which we here at LR are very fond. They do important, thoughtful, and powerful art attacking Trump and the whole world of late capitalist corruption he represents. The group has just released a new music video, Scorched Earth (see below), a powerful indictment of corporate America’s failure…

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Best Buy in the Post-Retail Age

Interesting article on on the Inc. site that everyone ought to look at. In Amazon Almost Killed Best Buy. Then, Best Buy Did Something Completely Brilliant, Justin Bariso looks at how the retailer managed to survive and even thrive in an age when retailers are all supposed to be on the way out How did…

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From One Crime Boss To Another

Just in case you missed it in all the chaos last month, there was an amazing event in court the other day when a mob killer announced his support for Donald Trump. According to Huffpost, “In a New Jersey court appearance Monday, the alleged killer of Gambino family crime boss Francesco Cali flashed pro-Trump propaganda…

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Trumpster Spends $Milllions On PR

Politico is reporting that Seema Verma, the Trump-ster who is supposed to be in charge of Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare has been spending big money on a series 0f GOP-linked consultants to make her look good. The publication notes that she has “…quietly directed millions of taxpayer dollars in contracts to Republican communications consultants during…

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Why Are White Killers Humanized?

Here’s an interesting question that’s been posed over on MSNBC site. To wit, after the New Zealand mass killing, at least some media outlets went out of their way to present the killer as a human being. In other words, white mass murderers are not “terrorists.” They are “shooters.” By contrast, notes NBC, Black or…

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