The Pathogenic Profits System: Beyond Begging, Praying, And Capital

By Paul Street, Counterpunch.org -

We live in an age of Orwellian untruth where falsehood is the norm. One key falsehood worth unmasking is the claim that the current COVID-19 stock market decline, soon to usher in a full-on [...]

Biggest Public Threat: Health Care For Profit

By Staff, Workers.org -

The coronavirus COVID-19, first detected in China, has now spread around the world. With hundreds of cases already identified across the U.S., this potential public health emergency has exposed [...]

The End Of The Corporation?

By Marjorie Kelly, Longreads.tni.org -

Imagine your town is crisscrossed by giant trains that travel insanely fast, because the train owners pay their drivers based on speed. The town establishes speed limits, installs flashing [...]

When Motherhood Kills: The Effects Of For-Profit Healthcare In Empire’s Capital

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A special episode that looks at a grotesque statistic and asks the question – if you can judge a government by how they treat their most vulnerable and marginalized --- how more pointed is that [...]

Endless War Is A Disastrous (But Profitable) Enterprise

By Lawrence Wilkerson, Responsiblestatecraft.org -

“The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement came from the Soufan [...]

JPMorgan Chase Records The Biggest Profit Of Any Bank In US History

By Gabriel Black, Wsws.org -

JPMorgan Chase, the most valuable private bank in the world, made $36.4 billion in 2019, the biggest annual profit of any bank in American history. The news, reported Tuesday, sent the company’s [...]

Congress: War Profiteering Is Real. We Need To End It.

By Sarah Anderson, Otherwords.org -

Surging stock prices for military contractors gave several CEOs an early payday after Trump’s Iran aggression. The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million [...]

Ninety-One Profitable Fortune 500 Companies Paid $0.00 In Federal Income Taxes

By Staff, Itep.org -

This study provides a comprehensive overview of profitable corporations’ effective tax rates in 2018, the first year that companies were subject to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax law [...]

Black Farmers Shut Out Of $10 Billion Medical Marijuana Business

By Carolyn M. Brown, Blackenterprise.com -

Now legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia for medical use and four states — Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska — and DC for recreational use, cannabis is big business. [...]

The ‘Forbes 400’ List Is Basically Class Warfare

By Opheli Garcia Lawler, Mic.com -

Could you spend a billion dollars? How about $90 billion? Here, try. It’s actually kind of hard to do if you’re used to living, as most Americans do, paycheck to paycheck. In your head, you’ve [...]

Paying The Boss 1,000 Times More Than A Worker Encourages Corporate Recklessness

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Back in the 1960s and into the 1970s, few American corporate chief executives pocketed more than 40 or 50 times what they paid their workers. That divide looks quaint by today’s standards, but [...]

More Than A Wall

By Todd Miller, Tni.org -

This report examines the role of the world’s largest arms (as well as a  number of other security and IT) firms in shaping and profiting from the militarization of US borders. Through their [...]

Activists Follow The Money Fueling Amazon Fires

By Negin Owliaei and Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Inequality.org -

While the world watches in horror as fires rage on in the Amazon, activists are shining a light on the big businesses destroying what’s popularly known as the “lungs of the Earth.” On September [...]

The Capitalists Are Afraid

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

Capitalists seek to maximize profits and reduce the cost of labor. This sums up capitalism at its core. It is defined by these immutable objectives. It is not about democracy. It is not, as has [...]

Making A Killing From Killing

By Paul Atwood, Counterpunch.org -

Though I encounter students and other young people who have never heard the term I hope most Americans are aware of the “Military Industrial Complex.” In his final speech to the nation President [...]