The Sickness is The System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself…

Date: November 24, 2020

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“This animated video provides an overview of Prof. Wolff’s latest book “The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself”

The coronavirus pandemic, the deepening economic crash, dangerously divisive political responses, and exploding social tensions have thrown an already declining American capitalist system into a tailspin. The consequences of these mounting and intertwined crises will shape our future. In this unique collection of over 50 essays, The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself, Richard D. Wolff argues clearly that “returning to normal” no longer responds adequately to the accumulated problems of US capitalism. What is necessary, instead, is transition toward a new economic system that works for all of us.

The Sickness is the System is published by Democracy at Work. Professor Wolff generously donated his time and work so that all sales revenue could go to support d@w.

Learn more about this NEW BOOK on our books page:

https://www.democracyatwork.info/books

“Indeed, his book is so thorough, so comprehensive in its insightful analysis, that it is a practically a one-stop center for anyone who wants to understand why the year 2020 has been such a dumpster fire.” – SALON”

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AOC castigates McConnell for sending the Senate home for the holidays…

Date: November 23, 2020

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“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Nov. 20 for allowing the Senate to break for Thanksgiving when, she said, millions of Americans are going hungry.

Citation:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2020/10/21/aoc-twitch-stream/

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Trump Fires Lawyer Who Was Too Crazy For Rudy Giuliani’s Team…

Date: November 23, 2020

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“Sidney Powell, the Trump lawyer who said last week at a press conference that Hugo Chavez, George Soros, and the Clinton Foundation somehow rigged the election for Joe Biden is now no longer a part of the Trump legal team. Rudy Giuliani issues a brief press statement over the weekend distancing himself from Powell, but the whole country already saw her on stage next to his melting face spewing insane conspiracy theories. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Citation:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/giuliani-says-sidney-powell-not-part-of-trumps-legal-team-11606088107

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Why Mitch McConnell Should Worry About Georgia…

Date: November 23, 2020

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“Georgia runoff wins will end Mitch McConnell.

The rushed confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett has, for the first time in decades, made Democrats think seriously about progressive reforms to the Supreme Court. Today, conservatives hold a 6-3 majority on the court, illegitimately engineered by Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell. This stark reality has radicalized the base. It has even made some Democratic senators consider using their power to achieve deep structural change, as opposed to cosmetic bipartisan redecorating.

Unfortunately, those senators are likely to be in the minority until at least the beginning of 2023. And as long as McConnell remains the majority leader, he is unlikely to allow any reforms (or legislation or democracy) to go forward in the Senate. But Democrats must continue to plan for the day when they have enough seats in the chamber to implement a plan that will mitigate Republican lordship over the Supreme Court.

Citation:
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/supreme-court-reform-ideas/

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