What Could Follow America’s Trump Slump?

Robert Kagan says we’re all too ripe for further shocks, not unlike those besetting our great-grandparents in the Twentieth-Century’s first half. Kagan, a neoconservative with the Brookings Institution, says the COVID-19 crisis puts America in danger of a “double-whammy.” The reason? Our international relationships under this president have frayed. Under Trump, we’ve offended historical allies […]

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27 March, 2020 06:58

Here Comes The Stimulus! Help’s on the way! How much? When? America’s 2 trillion-dollar stimulus package cleared the Senate Wednesday with expectations of House passage Friday, then prompt signature by President Trump. Millions of households will receive direct payments of $1200 plus an added $500 per child benefit, with benefits phased out at higher income […]

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Welcome To Capitalism In Crisis

Jim Sawyer is a radio producer and commentator who holds a PhD in labor economics. He has managed human resource programs and served as a governor’s assistant for human resource policy in a politically conservative Western state. Jim is a professor emeritus from a Jesuit university,where he held an endowed chair focused on issues pertinent […]

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Ep 36: Pseudo-Capitalism

Fraud always involves deception.  With increasing frequency, we are beset by fraud-laced schemes.  Remember the Wells-Fargo banking scandal in which two million fake customer accounts were created? Here’s an even more jaw-dropping example of pseudo-capitalism, from Germany. A man bombed a soccer team’s bus, allegedly, but first, he rigged the market. The perpetrator borrowed shares […]

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Ep 35: Commentary on Wells Fargo

This is Jim Sawyer for Capitalism in Crisis.org Wells-Fargo Bank, in April, clawed back an additional $75 million from two executives it now holds accountable for the bank’s five-year sales scandal.  As many as two-million fake customer accounts were opened at management’s behest. Since September, government oversight has forced Wells to walk back blame-shifting onto […]

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Ep 34: Truth Marching On (Featuring The Battle Hymn of the Republic Penned By Julia Ward Howe)

Julia Ward Howe, who penned the Battle Hymn of the Republic—just months after Fort Sumter’s fall—was a writer, poet, abolitionist, social activist and suffragette.  To understand Ward Howe, we must understand her contextually, within the turbulent period in which she lived. Truth goes marching on, she exclaimed, profoundly. What a fitting backdrop for reflection upon […]

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