Democracy


The Real Existential Threats of 2016

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com August 18, 2016   The Real Existential Threats of 2016     On Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items – Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense – rising, and GDP growing […]

National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the republic, the prospect that we will find ourselves in the not-too-distant future in the same boat with Greece, Puerto Rico, and Illinois.

Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 16, 2016   Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist   Writing in his 1922 treatise Socialism, Ludwig von Mises expressed support for democracy, but took a very limited view. Specifically, he suggested the only purpose of democracy is to “make peace, to avoid violent revolutions.” That is, democracy is purely a means […]


Here’s What Happened When a Member of European Parliament Tried to Read the TTIP Text

Here’s What Happened When a Member of European Parliament Tried to Read the TTIP Text

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg May 10, 2016   Here’s What Happened When a Member of European Parliament Tried to Read the TTIP Text     TTIP is just one of several phony “trade” deals written by corporate lawyers and lobbyists, and negotiated in secret between the Obama administration and various world leaders. This particular scam involves […]


If Americans elect Hillary president, the One Percent’s control will be complete

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 12, 2016   If Americans elect Hillary president, the One Percent’s control will be complete     Richard C. Cook thinks that Bernie Sanders could become the next president, read here. But could Sanders make any difference? Obama’s regime was totally different than his campaign messages, […]

If Americans elect Hillary president, the One Percent’s control will be complete

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

From Democracy to Pathocracy: The Rise of the Political Psychopath

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute April 5, 2016   From Democracy to Pathocracy: The Rise of the Political Psychopath   “Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That a small […]


White House to Syrians: Don’t Dare Vote For Assad!

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute March 31, 2016   White House to Syrians: Don’t Dare Vote For Assad!     US backing for the overthrow of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was supposed to be all about democracy. As Washington tells it, the people took to the street demanding democratic reforms and Assad did not […]

White House to Syrians: Don't Dare Vote For Assad!

Markets Are Our Best Hope for Peaceful Cooperation

Markets Are Our Best Hope for Peaceful Cooperation

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org March 24, 2016   Markets Are Our Best Hope for Peaceful Cooperation   In my previous column, I noted both the fallacy that libertarianism is inherently “atomistic” as well as the scientific fact that while morality — such as the Golden Rule, may be applied universally — human cooperation and empathy are […]


Democracy Struggles To Recover From Betrayal ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 23, 2016   Democracy Struggles To Recover From Betrayal     With much help from the failures of neoliberal economic policy and neoconservative foreign policy, we are changing the world. Look at Bernie Sanders’ inroads on the corrupt Clintons’ control of the Democratic Party. Look at […]

Democracy Struggles To Recover From Betrayal

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The Sea Island Conspiracy

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com March 14, 2016   The Sea Island Conspiracy   Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets. Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Napster’s Sean Parker, Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, and other members of the […]


Rigged Democracy – Nearly 10% of Democratic Party Superdelegates are Lobbyists

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg March 11, 2016   Rigged Democracy – Nearly 10% of Democratic Party Superdelegates are Lobbyists     On July 25, these superdelegates will cast votes at the Democratic National Convention for whomever they want, regardless of primary and caucus outcomes. Democrats like to describe superdelegates as mostly elected officials and prominent party […]

Rigged Democracy – Nearly 10% of Democratic Party Superdelegates are Lobbyists

Political Circuses: How US Elections Became a Joke

Political Circuses: How US Elections Became a Joke

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell February 20, 2016   Political Circuses: How US Elections Became a Joke     Starbucks CEO warns the U.S. presidential elections are turning into a ‘circus’ … CEO Howard Schultz criticized the presidential candidates for making ‘bombastic attacks’ without ‘respect’ for each other. He warned the run-up to […]


However You Vote, The Secret Government Always Wins

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 27, 2016   However You Vote, The Secret Government Always Wins   It is not a conspiracy — it is out in the open. The permanent government behind the scenes ensures that foreign policy never changes, that endless wars continue to enrich the military-industrial complex, that the population […]

However You Vote, The Secret Government Always Wins

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The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections

By Ralph Nader Common Dreams January 23, 2016   The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections     Corporatized and commercialized elections reach a point where they stand outside and erode our democracy. Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a civic process into a […]


Democracy Sold Out To Greed

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org December 3, 2015   Democracy Sold Out To Greed   While the “free Western media” cheers, the Western “democratic” governments sell out the peoples of the Western world to corporate tyranny John Massaria has turned my interview with Julian Charles into a video. The video helps me […]

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