Best Article of The Week.
Debtpocalypse and the Hollowing Out of America
by Steve Fraser - December 2, 2012
“Depending on who wins out in Washington, we’re told, we will either free fall over the fiscal cliff or take a terrifying slide to the pit at the bottom. Grim as these scenarios might seem, there is something confected about the mise-en-scène, like an un-fun Playland. After all, there is no fiscal cliff, or at least there was none -- until the two parties built it.”
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As always with TomDispatch.com, this article is a damn good read, and an
excellent perspective of our shared Pax Americana reality. Have you noticed
how many articles I link from TomDispatch.com? It's because they do an
excellent job of allowing truth to be authority, rather than like FOX,
where authority is manipulatively displayed as truth.
And at sites like Alternet, Commondreams, Democracy Now!, et al, the "Comments"
section is quite often as enlightening as the article itself, sometimes even more so.