We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, January 23, 2017

Trump's Infrastructure Plan: Public Investment, Private Profit

Click here if you wish to access the 15:02m interview and transcript with Michael Hudson posted on the Real News Network.

Besides what Hudson sees about Trump's infrastructure plan, he also comments about what he foresees as a Trump administration's attempt to break up the alliance between Russia and China, and Trump's attacks on the fake news outlets (corporate media).