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Confronting Monetary Imperialism in Francophone Africa

Ndongo Samba Sylla interviewed by Scott Ferguson, Max Seijo & William Saas Monthly Review - Transcription of Money on the Left 3/14/2019
The Colonial function of money is still in full force in countries using the CFA Franc

Dialectics of Christmas

Fred Halliday Verso Blog
A vintage holiday treat from the UK's Black Dwarf, Christmas 1969*, where the author analyzes the dialectic of Christmas in which the desire for happiness is marshaled into a tool of subjection (and alcoholic oblivion).

The Bitcoin Hoax

Robert Kuttner Huffington Post
We should hardly be surprised that Bitcoin is on a wild speculative ride—that’s the essence of privatized credit creation.

The new Gilded Age: Close to half of all super-PAC money comes from 50 donors

Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy Washington Post
Despite the mixed impact that big-money groups have had on the presidential contest so far the biggest surge of cash is likely to come this fall, when millionaires and billionaires aligned with both parties fully engage in the fights for control of the White House and Congress.

Progressive Caucus, Labor, Activist Groups Urge 'No' Vote on Spending Bill

Seung Min Kim; Jordan Fabian; Lindsay Koshgarian
Congressional Progressive Caucus urged members to reject the so-called Cromnibus if a provision which helps big banks trade derivatives in units backstopped by a government guarantee remained in the spending measure. This kind of activity was a cause of the 2008 crisis - it a giveaway to wealthy campaign donors and Wall Street banks. Analysis for more information about key takeaways from the proposed spending bill, as well as a few controversial surprises.

Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections?

Bill Moyers Moyers and Company
KIM BARKER: I would argue that if you're wondering why your government is so broke and you can't really get anything passed through Congress, campaign finance has a lot to do with that.

Where Have All the Lobbyists Gone?

Lee Fang The Nation
On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding Washington, DC like never before. What’s going on?
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