…us msm, tpping the lie? fantastic!…

…or, tripped up with its tpp lie?…

Where do we start? Why not with the US ‘newspaper of record’, of fame that includes from its pantheon the likes of Judith Miller, Michael R Gordon, John F Burns, and WMD.

There is that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal being negotiated in secret. Not so bad, if one were not aware of the pervasive influence of US corporations in the process. Yet with this secrecy, back in November 2013 the NYT would give its still many readers, A Pacific Trade Deal. Red flags would go up on this,

A good agreement would lower duties and trade barriers on most products and services, strengthen labor and environmental protections, limit the ability of governments to tilt the playing field in favor of state-owned firms and balance the interests of consumers and creators of intellectual property. Such a deal will not only help individual countries but set an example for global trade talks.

Utter rubbish. Aside the fact that this proposed deal has very little to do with trade, and for its well-established obviousness, there was that awkward detail observed by the far less read EFF, How Can the New York Times Endorse an Agreement the Public Can’t Read? Read the rest of this entry »

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…us workers sleepwalking…

…backward to feudalism?…

One can only imagine the type of reaction in other countries should their citizens find themselves confronted with incontrovertible evidence of a steadily deteriorating existence they do live? In a nutshell, the bottom 90% of the US has been faring poorly, economic inequality has worsened, yet life goes on.

So what do we find in this small sampling of the economic condition of the 90% in the US?

Dave Gilson over at the mother jones blog pulls together data from several sources for a chart that shows the downward income trajectory of the US worker, Chart: You’re Working More But Earning Less Read the rest of this entry »