New articles in Corporatism: “Conspiracy theories” labeling

Katie Bo Williams, WikiLeaks: NY Times Article ‘a Conspiracy Theory’ read

Paul Craig Roberts, The Conspiracy Theory Narrative: Are You a Mind-Controlled CIA Stooge? “The term “conspiracy theory” was invented and put into public discourse by the CIA in 1964 in order to discredit the many skeptics who challenged the Warren Commission’s conclusion that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald, who himself was assassinated while in police custody before he could be questioned. “ read

New articles in Corporatism regulations repealed or ignored: by producers of goods and services

Pam Martens and Russ Martens: Wall Street’s Death Puts: Here’s What the SEC Didn’t Tell You. “There’s a lot more to this story than the SEC is sharing with the investing public. It’s time for prosecutors with criminal powers to step into the void.” read

Robert Reich on corporations that regard fines as “costs of doing business.” read

New articles in Corporatism: regulations repealed or ignored

Thom Hartmann op-ed on TiSA. “Activists from the right and the left have been working hard to raise awareness about the dangers of the TPP and its transatlantic cousin, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). read

But by far the most sweeping deal that’s being negotiated in secret and largely overlooked by activists is the Trade in Services Agreement, also known as TiSA.

New articles in Corporatism: “Class warfare” labeling

Alec MacGillis and Propublica: America’s original underclass. “Charles Murray’s Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 was published in 2012, and Robert D. Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis came out last year. From opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, they made the case that social breakdown among low-income whites was starting to mimic trends that had begun decades earlier among African Americans: Rates of out-of-wedlock births and male joblessness were rising sharply……the fatalism is clear: Things were much better in an earlier time, and no future awaits in places that have been left behind by polished people in gleaming cities. The most painful comparison is not with supposedly ascendant minorities—it’s with the fortunes of one’s own parents or, by now, grandparents.” read

New articles in Corporatism regulations repealed or ignored: by producers of goods and services

ExxonMobil probe and states’ protections. “A pact that 15 U.S. states signed to jointly investigate Exxon Mobil Corp for allegedly misleading the public about climate change sought to keep prosecutors’ deliberations confidential and was broadly written so they could probe other fossil fuel companies.” Fead on. read