Madmen and Economists

By John Scales Avery* – TRANSCEND Media Service Distributed on July 30, 2018 by Human Wrongs Watch “Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist.” — Kenneth E. Boulding… Continue Reading

President Pinochio

By William S. Becker* It did not take long for the media to begin calling Donald Trump the “Teflon Don”. His tendencies to violate all manner of norms, standards and common civilities were obvious even before his hat landed in the ring… Continue Reading

The Elite Fixation With Russiagate

By Aaron Maté *- The Nation Does a broader public share this sense of crisis? No single act of Donald Trump’s presidency has engendered more criticism than his performance at the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin. For declining to endorse… Continue Reading

Trump: “Tariffs Are The Greatest”

Tyler Durden* – ZeroHedge Not backing off in the face of global opposition to US trade policy, voiced most recently in this weekend’s G-20 summit, President Trump on Tuesday praised his recent trade actions, tweeting that “tariffs are the greatest”,… Continue Reading

Donald Trump’s Flight 93 Doctrine

By John Feffer* – TomDispatch.com This might be the most self-defeating approach ever adopted by a modern American president. As presidencies approach their midpoints, pundits begin the inevitable search for that elusive creature: the doctrine. It’s often a quixotic quest,… Continue Reading

How Conservation Became Colonialism

By Alexander Zaitchik* – Foreign Policy Indigenous people, not environmentalists, are the key to protecting the world’s most precious ecosystems In February, a group of Cofán men dressed in dark tunics and bandoliers studded with forest seeds gathered around a… Continue Reading