Unemployment, Collapsing Infrastructure, An Incompetent Social-political-economic System: America’s is “On the Road to the Third World”
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 30 2015
In [a] nationally televised conference, I declared that the consequence of jobs offshoring would be that the US would be a Third World country in 20 years.
IMF Pegs Canada’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies at $34 Billion
By Mitchell Anderson, October 30 2015
While Canada slashes budgets for research, education and public broadcasting, there is one part of our economy that enjoys remarkable support from the Canadian taxpayer: the energy sector. The International Monetary Fund estimates that energy subsidies in Canada top an incredible $34 billion each year in direct support to producers and uncollected tax on externalized costs.
The Defeat of the FTAA. The Emergence of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP)
By Arnold August, October 30 2015
The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) was a proposed US-backed agreement to eliminate or reduce the trade barriers among all countries in the Americas. […] However, critics saw this as a move that, as was the case with NAFTA, would only serve to benefit the rich and powerful.
China Turns Tables on “US-Backed Agitators” in Hong Kong
By Ulson Gunnar, October 30 2015
The Economist published an article titled, “And the law won: The rise and fall of China’s civil-rights lawyers says much about the Communist Party’s approach to the rule of law.” The long-winded and pretentious title would have been more accurate if instead of “China’s civil-rights lawyers,” it said “US-backed agitators.”