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Economic Update – Economic failures and the blame game – 06.04.17

Updates on big banks fix rates, IRS checks on churches, CEOs’ pay rises fastest to worsen US inequality. Major discussions: blaming the poor for poverty and over-crediting the super rich; how superrich oil countries and companies control modern economies; and how Trump’s attacks on Germany are more “fake news”.” Download this episode (right click and save)

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John Michael Greer – The Coming of the Postliberal Era

One of the big challenges faced by any student of current events is that of seeing past the turmoil of the present moment to catch the deep trends shaping events on a broader scale. It’s a little like standing on a beach, without benefit of tide tables, and trying to guess whether the tide’s coming in or going out. Waves …

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Global Alert News – 09.17.16

The day is rapidly coming when countless members of our society will be forced to face the fact that they have been living in a delusional reality. So many will soon be forced to face the fact that they, themselves, have been a part of the tyranny, whether actively or passively, by fully supporting the system that has painted us …

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Graham van Bergen – Democracy In Britain ‘Catastrophically In Decline’

A study by Democratic Audit into the state of democracy in Britain conducted in 2012 that looked at the previous ten years warned that democracy was in “long-term terminal decline” as the power of corporations keeps expanding, politicians become less representative of their constituencies and disillusioned citizens stop voting or even discussing current affairs. Political decision-making, and how fairly the …

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College readiness declines when school’s focus is improving test scores, study finds

Education reform policies that penalize struggling schools for poor standardized test scores may hinder — not improve — students’ college readiness, if a school’s instructional focus becomes improving its test scores, suggests a new study that explored efforts to promote a college-going culture at one Texas high school. Published recently in The High School Journal, the case study reveals the unintended …