Profiting from Food Stamps, Student Loans, Unemployment: Wall Street, US Congress, Obama Cash-in

Rockefeller-Obama Nest Eggs Turn Gold!  “Despite being the richest country in the world, poverty remains an important social issue in the United States. All too often poverty in America is used as a political weapon by both political parties to galvanize their voting base. What is lost in the midst of such politicking is the […]

The Financialization of Food & the Profitability of Poverty

There are a few things upon which humanity is entirely dependent for survival: food, water, land and the environment. One of the central questions with which humanity currently has to address its part, past and present, is the ways in which we, as a species, interact with our environment. When it comes to environmental issues, […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 52

Poverty, Food, and the Environment Global poverty, the “fourth world” of slums, a never-ending food crisis, global land grabs and environmental devastation. These are perhaps the most important issues the world faces because they affect the greatest number of people on earth, and indeed, everyone. With half the world living in poverty, with 18 million […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 51

Of Profit and Poverty Many multinational corporations are larger than most governments in the world. While governments and their populations go deeper into debt, these large corporations take in record profits, hoard trillions in cash, and avoid paying taxes. These same corporations then demand our governments impoverish us through austerity measures. Looking at the divergence […]