Lynn Parramore, AlterNet

Lynn Parramore

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Past:
  • AlterNet
  • The National Memo
  • HuffPost
  • BillMoyers.com
  • Salon.com
  • VICE
  • Truthout
  • Al Jazeera English

Past articles by Lynn:

The sacrificial rites of capitalism we don’t talk about

Author Supritha Rajan argues that self-interested competition may be the official line, but it’s far from the whole story. → Read More

Trump May Blunder Into Another (And Worse) Financial Crisis

At summer’s end, the U.S. economy looks to be sizzling. Unemployment is low. Growth is higher than expected. Consumer confidence is soaring and Wall Street just set a record bull run. → Read More

The Trump Economy Is on the Path for Another Financial Crisis — And It's Likely to Be Even Worse This Time

Ten years after Lehman Brothers’ collapse, the Wall Street casino is running amok. At summer’s end, the U.S. economy looks to be sizzling. Unemployment is low. Growth is higher than expected. → Read More

The Corporate Plan to Groom U.S. Kids for Servitude by Wiping Out Public Schools

Are first-world children being trained for a third-world life? It was the strike heard ‘round the country. → Read More

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

The renowned linguist and cognitive scientist on where we stand as an economy, as a country, and as human beings. * This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. → Read More

5 Sensible Things To Do Instead of Obsessing About, and Enabling Trump's Narcissism

Instead of fixating on our national narcissist, we can turn our attention to strengthening our democracy. It took a while to fully manifest, but what many social critics, most notably Christopher Lasch (author of The Culture of Narcissism), noticed bubbling up from the painful social and economic conditions of the last third of the 20th century has finally burst into full Technicolor glory in… → Read More

How Trump Anxiety Is Spawning Business Opportunities And Marketing Campaigns Across America

Reports from the World Health Organization have shown that Americans are among the most anxious, depressed people in the world. → Read More

How Trump Anxiety Is Spawning Business Opportunities and Marketing Campaigns Across America

The Trump era has unleashed a cascade of consumer trends. Reports from the World Health Organization have shown that Americans are among the most anxious, depressed people in the world—and that was before a reality television star settled into the White House, bringing with him a percussive beat of mean-spirited executive orders, obnoxious presidential tweets and bare-knuckled attacks on… → Read More

America Is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People

A new book reveals that the U.S. is becoming two distinct countries, with separate economies, politics and opportunities. This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.You’ve probably heard the news that the celebrated post-WW II beating heart of America known as the middle class has gone from “burdened,” to “squeezed” to “dying.” But you… → Read More

Have We Been Denying Our Human Nature for Four Hundred Years?

A devil called Eurocentric modernism unhinged us from our real wants and needs. *Originally published on the blog of the Institute for New Economic ThinkingAcross the globe, a collective freak-out spanning the whole political system is picking up steam with every new “surprise” election, rush of tormented souls across borders, and tweet from the star of America’s great unreality show, Donald… → Read More

Jim Chanos: Big Change Ahead For Global Capitalism?

*This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, teaches University of Wisconsin and Yale business students about corporate fraud. During his life and career, he has witnessed seismic shifts in economic thinking and the relationship between labor and… → Read More

The Hidden Reason for America's Racial Trauma, and How to Fix It

Baby Bonds can restore fairness for black citizens who have been held back from economic security by centuries of prejudice. → Read More

Here’s What Nobody Understands About Race in America

There's a new key to unlocking the mystery of inequality between black and white citizens. → Read More

3 Things to Know to Hold Wells Fargo Accountable for Big-Time Fraud

Justice requires that we all understand why corporations engage in rampant misconduct and fraud. → Read More

Three Things To Know To Hold Wells Fargo Accountable

Just about everyone wants to hold Wells Fargo accountable for a scheme in which sales quotas drove employees to set up phony credit card and bank accounts without customer knowledge. A Donald Trump advisor declared the behavior “stupid” and “greedy,” while Hillary Clinton proposes to make it easier for consumers to take companies to court for such behavior. So far, over 5,000 regular workers… → Read More

The Zentrepreneur: Ayn Rand in Lotus Position?

A trendy new breed of capitalist promises efficient enlightenment, but often delivers something very different. → Read More

Stark New Evidence on How Money Shapes America’s Elections

Outrage over how big money influences American politics has been boiling over this political season, energizing the campaigns of GOP nominee Donald Trump and former Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders alike. Citizens have long suspected that “We the People” increasingly means “We the Rich” at election time. Continue reading → Read More

Over $100,000: That's How Much Big Finance Rips You Off

New research shows that the average U.S. household loses over $100,000 to destructive activities of bankers and financiers. → Read More

The Surprising Reasons Women Get Hooked on Narcissists

Successful women often run into a narcissist at a vulnerable point in otherwise fulfilling lives. → Read More

How Business School Is a Driving Force in America's Increasingly Unequal Society

Students are still taught to extract resources from workers, taxpayers and the real economy. → Read More