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Yesterday evening I returned home after giving a two hour guest lecture on our manipulated economy at a university in New York City. Two hours is what it generally takes to provide the depth students need to get a basic grasp of the subject matter. Two hours is what it takes to make a start at understanding.
Yesterday, the world's major nuclear-armed powers appeared to moving closer to direct conflict. The American government, bankrupt from 50 years of waging a series of undeclared wars starting with Vietnam, seems determined to take on Russia with its 8,500 nuclear weapons. We are heading into this conflict in the usual way in which we head into all our conflicts nowadays: The media airs scenes of violence, somewhere in the world there is injustice, something must be done, and behind the scenes lobbyists and their corporate masters are licking their lips at the thought of the money they will make.