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Is A Fear Of Death At The Heart Of Capitalism? | The Leap

<i>This post was written by James Rowe,</i> <i>Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and a member of the Corporate Mapping</i> …

Bernie Sanders

Invisible in Life, Invisible in Death: How Information Becomes Useless

Spring Fund Drive: Keep CounterPunch Afloat<br>CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible …

Of Power, Rodrigo Duterte and the Normalization of Corruption by the Filipinos

<b>Foucault and 'Normalization'</b><p>The French philosopher Michel Foucault made a significant contribution in molding our understanding of the nature of power. He veers away from individualist ontologies which conceive power as concentrated and controlled by atomistic, rational and possessive men whose …

Anti-Education: Nietzsche on Our Learning Institutions

In these lectures Nietzsche is not yet philosophizing with a hammer, but the hammer is certainly within arm's reach.Friedrich Nietzsche was only 27 …

The Myth of the Free World: Not Just Political

Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, in <i>Anthills of the Savannah</i> , tells the following story:<p>Once upon a time the leopard who had been trying for a long …

Are Americans Reaching Their Limits of Nihilism?

The atrocities committed by the jihadist terror group known as the <i>Islamic State</i> have dominated Western media headlines over the past year and half, …

The questionable logic of international economic sanctions

Whatever the international crisis – whether inter-state war (Russia-Ukraine), civil strife (Syria), nuclear proliferation (North Korea), gross …

SYNARCHISM AND THE WAR ON ISLAM

<b>The Dialectic</b><p>The conspiracy is not communist or fascist, it is synarchist. The synarchist conspiracy, however, manipulating both ends of the …

Albert Einstein

Medicare Looks To Cut Drug Costs By Changing How It Pays Doctors

Medicare is going to test new ways to reimburse doctors for medications, in hopes they'll choose less expensive drugs.<p>The plan would alter Medicare Part B, which pays for medicines administered in doctors offices or outpatient hospital clinics — to eliminate incentives for doctors to use the most …

Data shows how major U.S. cities are slowly re-segregating

Cities in America are slowly becoming more segregated, according to a new study published in Sociological Science. Data compiled by American …

The Real Reasons College Students Drop Out

Do business executives have the right skills to take on leadership positions at institutions of higher education? The recent firing of a former …

Why Trump and Sanders are praising healthcare in other countries

Declaring the U.S. health system the "envy of the world," as President<p>George W. Bushdid during his 2004 reelection campaign, was once an easy applause line for politicians.<p>But this year, two leading presidential contenders, Republican<p>Donald Trumpand Democratic hopeful Sen.Bernie Sanders, have …