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Nuclear Attack on Japan Opposed by Military Leadership

Nuclear Attack on Japan Opposed by Military Leadership
Now, this series is going to be primarily about America after capitalism, which is a book that Gar wrote, and we're going to take a look at what his thinking is on that. But Gar, as we learned from part one--and if you haven't watched part one, you should--he wrote a PhD thesis and then a book that led to a whole reopening of the debate or discussion about just why America dropped the nuclear bomb that ended the war with Japan after World ... Read more

Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life

Understanding the Imperialist System Changed My Life
Mr. Alperovitz tells TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay, that the Vietnam War made it clear there was no way to a more rational capitalism and there had to be fundamental change. Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. He is the author of the newly released book, "What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution." Read more

Will the Ceiling Fall In? Disastrous Outcomes From an Orchestrated Crisis

By Paul Craig Roberts Counterpunch, July 29, 2011 With the world concerned about US financial credibility and the poor outlook for the US economy, now is not the time for the Republicans to grandstand on the public debt. The debt ceiling needed to be quietly raised.  Instead, the Republicans started a fire and then threw gasoline on it, creating an inferno that could burn up the US social safety net or the US Treasury’s credit rating and the ... Read more

The Forgotten Legacy of the Excess Profits Tax

By Phil Mattera Dirt Diggers, Digest, July 21, 2011 Behind all the ideological posturing going on in Washington over the debt ceiling, there is a surprising amount of consensus on the wrongheaded proposition that corporations need more tax relief. The bipartisan Gang of Six plan that has recently been at the center of attention provides for the reduction of the statutory corporate tax rate from 35 percent down to as low as 23 percent. It ... Read more