Tag: Jake Whitney
The editor in chief of Adbusters on sparking the Occupy Wall Street movement and its next phase, why the president is a “f#$%ing wimp,” and his beef with David Brooks.
Jake Whitney: Will a Skeptic’s Study Confirming Global Warming Lead to a Change in the Deniers’ Talking Points?October 2011
|Long-time climate change skeptic Richard Muller may be singing a different tune, but global warming deniers will continue to deny its dangers and that humans are fueling it.|
|The stimulus was a failure? Taxing “job creators” will crush the economy? Think again.|
|A new film about Muhammad Yunus, Bonsai People may be a moving tribute to the Nobel Peace Laureate, but the Bangladeshi government isn’t showing Yunus much love.|
Was Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus’s sacking from the microlending bank he created part of a conspiracy to discredit and force him out?
|Imagine if the public service of Eisenhower, JFK, and FDR were cut short by the media coverage of their indiscretions. Would we be better off if these men never became president? Of course not.|
|When, exactly, did we agree to allow others—data-mining firms, pharmaceutical companies, and who knows who else—to access personal data and profit by its dissemination?|
The Rolling Stone reporter on his blockbuster articles, how the generals pushed Obama into a war he didn’t want to fight, and the Pentagon’s effort to tear down the wall between PR and propaganda.
|While it is nearly impossible to justify killing, all evidence suggests that more people will die if the United States doesn’t intervene. So as long as this campaign—this war—is fought to help the Libyan people, and not to advance U.S. interests, it is a just one.|
|Through Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus has made entrepreneurs of beggars and community leaders of the disregarded. The very least the Bangladeshi government can do in return is let him step down when he chooses.|
|What the Supreme Court will decide here is whether corporate interests trump the interests of doctors, patients, and the general public.|
Jake Whitney: How Income Inequality Helped Spark the Great Recession (And Why It Isn’t Getting Any Better)January 2011
|In case you haven’t heard, the gap between the rich and poor in the U.S. is currently wider than it’s been since the Great Depression. So, why isn’t there more support for attempting to alleviate it by taxing the rich?|
Why fight wars our president doesn’t believe in and we can’t pay for? asks retired colonel and military historian Andrew Bacevich.
The best anti-war film ever made is not Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant dark comedy, Dr. Strangelove, but his 1957 masterpiece.
Skeptics cite 700 “scientists” who doubt global warming. Except few are climatologists. And Joseph Romm says they’re conducting the greatest disinformation campaign in history.
The effects of advertising in the U.S. conveys a powerful and disturbing message: nothing is as important as the almighty dollar.
Penned in 1964 with the ‘50s political climate in mind, Hofstadter’s influential essay has an uncanny relevance today.
The Ohio Congresswoman (and the House’s longest-serving woman) on the vested interests in our broken system, how the bailout made things worse, and if she traded earmarks for donations.
If this healthcare activist can deliver health care to the furthest corners of the developing world (and large swaths of the U.S.) why can’t Congress?
The former mouthpiece for insurance giant Cigna divulges his role in misleading the public, the emotional day that led to his whistle-blowing, and what should really scare you.
The longtime Africa correspondent discusses the Kenyan whistleblower who risked his life to end corruption, why she rejects Dambisa Moyo’s thesis about aid and democracy, and how she learned to love Paul Wolfowitz.
International author and economist on ending western aid to Africa, what Bono and Geldof don’t get, and the stifling of African independence and entrepreneurship.
The former Pfizer veep-turned-whistleblower on how the pharmaceutical industry is like the mob, the sad state of U.S. healthcare, and his fruitless attempts at finding work.
On the buying and selling of prescription records by major drug companies and pharmacy chains
How the drug industry cashes in on drugs of dubious benefit
The five ways drug companies entangle physicians in conflicts of interest. Part 2 of a four-part investigation.
Is your doctor prescribing the drugs you need or the drugs a pharmaceutical rep needs to sell? Part 1 of a 4 part investigation.