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Trump’s Davos Speech – Delusion of USA’s Elite

Muncie, Indiana BLOG – Trump was given an international stage of the world’s elite to talk about how the United States can move the world toward globalization to benefit the masses, but all he could talk about was the economic power which can buy the world’s most enormous military power. China and Germany will take the […]

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Jack Ma: America has Wasted its Wealth

Written 1/25/17 by: Todd Smekens This short and sweet message from founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, cuts through many issues facing the United States, and solves a few riddles as well. I’ve been writing on this blog for over six years – researching media, economics and politics. As many presidents have mentioned and Albert Einstein pointed […]

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Globalization Is Not the Problem

Trumpism Isn’t The Solution for the Rust Belt By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – My immediate goal at Muncie Voice back in 2011 was to hold our local press accountable for yellow journalism (muckraking). Researching globalization and learning about neoliberalism was not even on the radar, but one thing led to another. They are […]

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Government

Global Capital and the Nation State

Global Capital and the Nation State (via www.laprogressive.com) As global capital becomes ever more powerful, giant corporations are holding governments and citizens up for ransom — eliciting subsidies and tax breaks from countries concerned about their nation’s “competitiveness” — while sheltering their profits in the lowest-tax jurisdictions they can…

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Culture

Vandana Shiva – Fighting Corporate Globalization

When it comes to fighting social and economic injustices, one name always mentioned is Vandana Shiva from India. She’s taken on Coca-Cola when they tried to privatize part of the Ganges River in India along with Monsanto in their global monopoly of seeds. Dr. Shiva is a strong advocate against corporate overreach which has come […]

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Caught in the Middle – A Review

A review of the book Caught in the Middle by Richard Longworth. Last week, a former Chicago Tribune journalist turned author, Richard Longworth, was in Muncie to speak about his book at the Ivy Tech campus within the Patterson building in downtown Muncie. His book details the painful history of the Midwest, including what led […]