Sunday, July 31, 2011

Orchestrated Spectacle: The Politics of the Debt Ceiling

Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

Lost amid the frenzy over the manufactured debt ceiling crisis, has been precisely what it is really all about.  Therefore, we must first begin by briefly laying out just what the debt ceiling is and what it isn’t.  After all, despite the sustained wall-to-wall media coverage, this critical element has been largely left ignored and obscured. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ralph Nader is Wrong: The Super-Rich Can’t Save Us

By Ben Schreiner

At the outset, let me just state that I have long admired Ralph Nader.  And to this day I remain proud that I voted for Nader in the 2008 presidential election.  But with this having been said, Nader couldn’t be more wrong in his latest pontification for progressive change put forth in his “practical utopia,” “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!”