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1.  Press Coverage of Declining US Life Expectancy Evades the Truth  

2022-09-22


Counter Punch
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Reporting by U.S. news services often takes China to task for its strict preventative measures imposed to prevent Covid-19 infection. Reports point to economic instability and people’s distress resulting from such the uncompromising attitude. The slant of New York Times reporting, which minimized Chines...

2.  Better than Bulgaria but not as nice as Cuba: how did the US become such an awful place to live? | Arwa Mahdawi  

2022-09-21


The Guardian
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The land of the free is heading for ‘developing country’ status, based on a UN index that ranks quality of life. The UK’s not doing much betterWhat do you call a country where nearly one in 10 adults have medical debts and a broken bone can boot you into bankruptcy? A country where a city of more tha...

3.  Is Progress Obsolete? The United States Is Now an 'Un-Developing' Country  

2022-09-17


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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The rankings include the absence of poverty and hunger, good health and education, gender equality, clean air and water, and reduced inequality.

4.  The American Kleptocracy: A Government Of Liars, Thieves, & Lawbreakers  

2022-08-31


ZeroHedge News
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The American Kleptocracy: A Government Of Liars, Thieves, & Lawbreakers Authored by John & Nisha Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almos...

5.  More Americans Than Ever Rate Themselves as ‘Suffering’ in New Survey  

2022-08-22


scheerpost.com
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A growing share of Americans also report high levels of daily stress and worry, according to Gallup.

6.  Trump Likening the US to a 'Third-World Country' Is Something We Can Agree On  

2022-08-22


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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The imperial hubris on display in the use of such lingo towards poorer nations can't hide America's own failures.

7.  Record Number Of Americans Are “Suffering”, Surpassing 2008 Crisis Levels; Gallup Poll Finds  

2022-08-22


ZeroHedge News
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Record Number Of Americans Are “Suffering”, Surpassing 2008 Crisis Levels; Gallup Poll Finds A plethora of data points show the consumer is absolutely miserable: real wages trend lower, cost of living skyrockets, the employment market softens, savings rate collapses, credit cards maxed out, and th...

8.  Just How Cooked Is The Official Jobs Data: PwC Finds More Than Half Of US Companies Are Laying Off Workers  

2022-08-23


ZeroHedge News
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Just How Cooked Is The Official Jobs Data: PwC Finds More Than Half Of US Companies Are Laying Off Workers Nearly three months ago, when tabulating real-time mass layoffs data... ... Piper Sandler chief economist Nancy Lazar concluded that “post-covid rightsizing means that lots more layoffs are coming...

9.  Chris Hedges: We Are Not the First Civilization to Collapse, but We Will Probably Be the Last  

2022-08-15


scheerpost.com
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The archeological remains of past civilizations, including those of the prehistoric Cahokia temple mound complex in Illinois, are sobering reminders of our fate.

11.  US Rail System Still Deteriorating  

2022-07-07


ZeroHedge News
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US Rail System Still Deteriorating By Rick Paterson of Loop Capital Markets, first published in Railway Age We’re now in the second half of 2022, when the four major U.S. Class I’s have committed to turning their operations around, but the current state of play is not encouraging. Only Union Pacifi...

12.  America Is a Failed State (It Just Doesn’t Know It Yet)  

2022-07-07


Surviving Tomorrow
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A country that cannot tax the rich cannot protect itselfContinue reading on Surviving Tomorrow »

13.  Ukraine Is the Latest Neocon Disaster  

2022-07-01


scheerpost.com
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If Europe has any insight, it will separate itself from these U.S. foreign policy debacles, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs.

14.  US Falls Behind In Hypersonic Weapons Race After Another Failed Test  

2022-07-02


ZeroHedge News
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US Falls Behind In Hypersonic Weapons Race After Another Failed Test  America is lagging behind its international competitors in the hypersonic weapons race. This week's test provided more insight into just how badly the U.S. is behind.  Bloomberg was the first to report the Common Hypersonic Glide Bod...

15.  Hedges: No Way Out but War  

2022-05-23


scheerpost.com
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Permanent war has cannibalized the country. It has created a social, political, and economic morass. Each new military debacle is another nail in the coffin of Pax Americana.

16.  The Chris Hedges Report: Dr. Cornel West on the Decay of the American Empire  

2022-04-18


scheerpost.com
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In this premiere episode of “The Chris Hedges Report,” Dr. West joins Chris Hedges to discuss the decay of the American empire, the struggle to show international solidarity in the face of escalating militarism, and what it means to examine this historical moment through a moral and spiritual lens.

17.  The American Empire Self-Destructs  

2022-03-09


Popular Resistance
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The basic assumption of economic and diplomatic forecasting is that every country will act in its own self-interest. Such reasoning is of no help in today’s world. Observers across the political spectrum are using phrases like “shooting themselves in their own foot” to describe U.S. diplomatic confrontatio...

18.  The American Empire Self-Destructs, But Nobody Thought That It Would Happen This Fast  

2022-03-08


Counter Punch
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For more than a generation the most prominent U.S. diplomats have warned about what they thought would represent the ultimate external threat: an alliance of Russia and China dominating Eurasia. America’s economic sanctions and military confrontation have driven these two countries  together, and ar...

19.  Escobar: Follow The Money - How Russia Will Bypass Western Economic Warfare  

2022-03-02


ZeroHedge News
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Escobar: Follow The Money - How Russia Will Bypass Western Economic Warfare Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Cradle, The US and EU are over-reaching on Russian sanctions. The end result could be the de-dollarization of the global economy and massive commodity shortages worldwide... So a congregatio...

20.  Hedges: Democrats, the More Effective Evil  

2022-02-14


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The US is a de facto one-party state where the ideology of national security is sacrosanct, unsustainable debt props up the empire and the primary business is war.

21.  Apocalypse Creep - This American Life  

2022-02-14


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Stories from places that are slowly coming apart.

22.  State of Dystopia: January 2022  

2022-02-12


PRESENT PUNK
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The big events of January 2022 that put us on the cyberpunk timeline. The post State of Dystopia: January 2022 appeared first on PRESENT PUNK.

23.  The “World’s Greatest Country” is Swirling Down the Drain  

2022-02-11


Counter Punch
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The United States’ descent into pandemicist and neofascist Hell (something I have documenting for some time here at CounterPunch and recently in a new book titled This Happened Here) under the eco-cidal command of capital continues apace. Stupid and Selective Censorship Concerns The comments section...

24.  The “Crapification” Of The US Economy Is Now Complete  

2022-02-10


ZeroHedge News
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The “Crapification” Of The US Economy Is Now Complete Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The crapification of the U.S. economy is now complete. The only thing left is the tiresome waiting for the implosion of the entire travesty of a mockery of a sham. The U.S. economy has fundamentall...

25.  The collapse of America's bridges is accelerating: report  

2022-02-05


Alternet.org
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A substantial number of the United States' 620,000 bridges need major improvement or replacement, a new report reveals. According to Axios, the report published by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) suggests 36% of America's bridges —which is equivalent to approximately 224,00...