Time for this week’s Current Events Write-Up.
Counterpunch: “Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’: Entertaining Film, Crappy Politics,” by Louis Proyect.
Reviews Michael Moore’s newest film about the Trump victory, while
contrasting current Democratic Socialist candidates with old-style
Vridar: “Iran, Iran, If Only We Had Been Friends,” by Neil Godfrey.
Iran was standing beside the U.S. soon after 9/11, ready to help the
U.S. take on the Taliban. Then President Bush said Iran was part of the
“Axis of Evil.”
Consortium News: “Privatization, the EU and a Bridge,” by Andrew Spannaus.
The EU’s austerity measures hinder Italy from making necessary
infrastructure improvements, with dire results. Yet, the article
acknowledges that Italy is mired in waste and bureaucracy and has lots
The Federalist: “Why Hospital Monopolies Are What’s Wrong with American Health Care,” by Christopher Jacobs.
To quote the subtitle: “Obamacare’s crony capitalism—allowing
hospitals to grow their operations in exchange for political
endorsements—continues to contribute to higher premiums.”
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