• A Deluded Consensus on Discrimination

    A Deluded Consensus on Discrimination

    By Emily Schwartz Greco and William A Collins, OtherWords | Op-Ed

    A wide majority of U.S. voters say black Americans who can't get ahead should blame themselves for their troubles instead of racial discrimination. That's one of the more startling findings from a recent Pew Research Center effort to bunch voters into categories of likeminded people. The study came out a few days before the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, a landmark law that was supposed to bring about real equality.

  • Predatory Capitalism: Old Trends and New Realities

    Predatory Capitalism: Old Trends and New Realities

    By CJ Polychroniou, Truthout | News Analysis

    In seeking to understand the nature of contemporary capitalism, it is important to realize that the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts. The future of a progressive social order that works for the welfare and benefit of all requires a reversal of predatory capitalism's escape from national government control, capture of the overwhelming balance of power over labor, stranglehold over ideological hegemony and globalized operating environment.