Ukraine News Links 7 February 2022

Monday, 7 February 2022 • 23:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular.

NY Times, Washington Post Driving US To War With Russia Over Ukraine

Peace Groups Say No To War Between U.S. And Russia Over Ukraine

America is Crumbling along with the American Dream

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UK Crony Capitalism: They want to wear us down

Monday, 7 February 2022 — Good law Project

If you have a bottomless pit of money, you can break the law with impunity by making it too expensive for people to go to Court. We increasingly see conduct with that flavour from this Government – but nothing quite like this: Government has estimated it will spend a staggering £1.2 million defending a challenge from Good Law Project. We only expect the hearing to take one day and the facts are simple. When the case was stayed, the costs were about £30,000. They repeatedly refused to give us the estimates of their costs so we could apply for a cap. Then, they told us they had spent over £600,000 and were continuing to spend.

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The sugar runs out

Monday, 7 February 2022 — Michael Roberts Blog

At the beginning of January, I posted my economic forecast for the world economy in 2022.  I argued that, although the major capitalist economies were likely to expand during 2022, real GDP, investment and income growth was likely to be much slower than the fast rebound in 2021 from the global pandemic slump of 2020.  Last year had seen a leap back, as economies reopened after the first and second COVID waves of 2020.  In the major economies, especially the US, that rebound had been helped a significant injection of easy credit, zero interest rates and considerable fiscal spending.  This rebound was akin to the ‘sugar rush’ that we get if we ingest a large dollop of sweet things to get ourselves going.  There is a big boost, but it does not last.

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The “American Experiment” is a Savage Nightmare

Friday, 4 February, 2022 — Counterpunch

by Paul Street 

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair

Your celebration is a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. – Frederick Douglass, 1850

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living – Karl Marx, 1852

Rancid Optimism

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