The Ruling-Class ‘Aid’ Rolls in after the Storm Rolls Out

By the Editorial Board At the height of the extreme winter storm that hit the country this past week, the Old State abandoned those suffering through power blackouts, the widespread loss of water, and the heavy cold that set in for days, all of which killed dozens of Texans and others across the country. These deaths should not be laid at the feet of nature, … Continue reading The Ruling-Class ‘Aid’ Rolls in after the Storm Rolls Out

Texas: Extreme Ice and Snow Highlight Capitalist Crimes

Photo credit: Associated Press By the Editorial Board Ice, snow, and single-digit temperatures froze Texas and other states with poor critical infrastructure Sunday, leaving more than four million without utilities in Texas alone. The ruling class and its media are fast to place blame on a ‘natural disaster,’ but really there is nothing natural about it. Many in Texas’ capital city of Austin shivered in … Continue reading Texas: Extreme Ice and Snow Highlight Capitalist Crimes

Houston: Mismanagement of Winter Storm Endangers Millions of Residents

Photo by David J. Phillip from the Associated Press By Trent Moss Capitalist mismanagement has left over a million Houston residents without power and many without water and food in the face of a massive winter storm that engulfed Texas on Sunday night. Some residents have been without power since Sunday while others have been subject to rolling blackouts which have been implemented without notice … Continue reading Houston: Mismanagement of Winter Storm Endangers Millions of Residents

Resurgence of Jobless Claims Signals Prolonged Economic Depression

Cover photo of European Central Bank Forum on Central Banking by Rev By Mike Talavera Last week marked the first sharp rise in applications for unemployment benefits since early October, jumping from 18,000 the previous week to over 743,000. The spike comes as the economy has struggled to bounce back since the crisis began in March, forcing senior government officials to recognize the inherent inequality … Continue reading Resurgence of Jobless Claims Signals Prolonged Economic Depression