Who would have thought that the way to kick off a media discussion about inequality in the United States would be to publish an English translation of a nearly 700-page book by a French economist?
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A book that takes on inequality rallies friends of the 1 Percent
Here are some of the websites that FAIR visits most often to keep up with the news. Please note that we don’t necessarily endorse the way these sites covers the issues; some of them are worth visiting for their critical perspectives, others simply because the media outlets are particularly influential. Happy browsing! Alternative News The Advocate. Gay news, LGBT rights and politics. AlterNet. Syndicated writings from the alternative press. The American Prospect. Liberal political magazine. Common Dreams. Breaking news and links to highlights from the day’s progressive press. CounterPunch. A monthly magazine edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. […]
The press fell down on the job on housing prices
Over the summer, the country’s two mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, collapsed, marking the definitive bursting of the housing bubble that began in the mid-1990s. Although it was the second major economic bubble in less than a decade, most in corporate media ignored the warning signs. Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR) and author of the American Prospect blog Beat the Press, told Extra!: “It continues to be this sort of bad-event story,” with corporate media and the select group of economists on whom they rely acting as though “a hurricane came […]
Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: George Bush cheered the new government in Iraq as “a turning point in the struggle between freedom and terror,” but the White House’s optimistic view of Iraq is meeting with some media resistance, even in mainstream outlets. Independent journalist Aaron Glantz will join us to talk about the coverage and the situation in Iraq. Also on the program: With some of the people making anti-immigration arguments these days it’s pretty clear their position rests on fear or plain old prejudice. But what about people who say they only oppose immigration because of the negative […]