How the US Wages War to Prop up the Dollar

January 12, 2020 – Ryan McMaken …… After decades of Cold War spending, the US had to find a way to keep its massive war budgets and domestic spending going without ruining the dollar. Controlling the flow of dollars spent on oil turned out to be a fix. Continue reading →

Henry Ford Did More for Workers than Unions Did

January 9, 2020 – Chris Calton …… In the early 20th century, Henry Ford’s factories had a hard time keeping workers because the work was monotonous. In a successful effort to retain workers, Ford doubled their pay, reduced their hours, and provided vacation time and other benefits that are now considered typical. Continue reading →

Now is the Time to De-Escalate War with Iran

January 6, 2020 – Ryan McMaken …… The Iraqi parliament response to the recent US airstrike — expelling all US troops from Iraq — suggests that an escalation of the ongoing US-Iran conflict would not be as simple as pro-war factions of the US regime would like it to be. Continue reading →