Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan


Media Death

Truth Has Fallen and Has Taken Liberty With It

Truth Has Fallen and Has Taken Liberty With It

Mar 31 2010

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. —George Orwell There was a time when the pen was mightier than the

District of Corruption

Washington Murdered Privacy At Home And Abroad

Washington Murdered Privacy At Home And Abroad

Mar 26 2010

In the Swiss newspaper Zeit-Fragen, Professor Dr. Eberhard Hamer from Germany asks, “How Sovereign is Europe?” He examines the issue and concludes that Europe has

International Affairs

American Naifs Bringing Ruin to Other Lands

American Naifs Bringing Ruin to Other Lands

Mar 19 2010

According to news reports, the U.S. military is shipping “bunker-buster” bombs to the U.S. Air Force base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The

Commerce

The Offshored Economy

The Offshored Economy

Mar 17 2010

In the 20th century, Detroit, Mich., symbolized American industrial might. Today it symbolizes the offshored economy. Detroit's population has declined by half. A quarter of

Commerce

Is The Recovery Real?

Is The Recovery Real?

Mar 03 2010

Happy news! The government has come up with a 5.9 percent GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2009. The recession is over. Or

District of Corruption

America’s First Suicide Bomber

America’s First Suicide Bomber

Feb 23 2010

Joseph Stack, frustrated American, flew his airplane into an Austin, Texas, office building. He was one of the 79 percent of Americans who have given

District of Corruption

Grounds For Hope and Despair

Grounds For Hope and Despair

Feb 19 2010

My Feb. 16 column, “A Country of Serfs Ruled By Oligarchs,” received confirmation from high places on the very day it appeared. Popular Indiana Democratic

National Bankruptcy

A Country of Serfs Ruled By Oligarchs

A Country of Serfs Ruled By Oligarchs

Feb 17 2010

The media has headlined good economic news: fourth quarter GDP growth of 5.7 percent (“the recession is over”), Jan retail sales up, productivity up in

District of Corruption

Markets Fail When Humans Are Unregulated

Markets Fail When Humans Are Unregulated

Feb 05 2010

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan answered that he had placed his trust in a flawed theory when he was called before Congress to explain

Commerce

The Crisis Is Not Over

The Crisis Is Not Over

Feb 04 2010

Readers ask if the financial crisis is over, if the recovery is for real and, if not, what are Americans"€™ prospects. The short answer is

Healthcare

How Wall Street Destroyed Private Medicine

How Wall Street Destroyed Private Medicine

Jan 25 2010

At my annual check-up, my doctor handed me a sheet explaining the reasons for office fee increases for Medicare Patients. It is worth reporting at

Uncle Sam

The Rule of Law Has Been Lost

The Rule of Law Has Been Lost

Jan 20 2010

What is the greatest human achievement? Many would answer in terms of some architectural or engineering feat: The Great Pyramids, skyscrapers, a bridge span, or

Politics

Insouciant Americans

Insouciant Americans

Jan 12 2010

The Underwear Bomber case indicates that whoever is behind these bomb scares is laughing at our gullibility. How realistic is it that al-Qaida, an organization

District of Corruption

First Circle: Liberty Has Been Lost

First Circle: Liberty Has Been Lost

Jan 06 2010

        I had just finished reading the uncensored edition of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's book, In the First Circle (Harper Perennial, 2009), when I came

Politics

A Kept Man

A Kept Man

Dec 02 2009

It didn’t take the Israel lobby very long to bring President Obama to heel regarding his prohibition against further illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian

Law

Trial and Terror

Trial and Terror

Nov 27 2009

Republican members of Congress and what masquerades as a “conservative” media are outraged that the Obama administration intends to try in federal court Khalid Sheikh

District of Corruption

Evil Empire

Evil Empire

Nov 09 2009

The U.S. government is now so totally under the thumbs of organized interest groups that “our” government can no longer respond to the concerns of

National Bankruptcy

Bankster Holiday

Bankster Holiday

Oct 28 2009

Evidence that the U.S. is a failed state is piling up faster than I can record it. One conclusive hallmark of a failed state is

National Bankruptcy

The USA”€”A Failed State

The USA”€”A Failed State

Oct 21 2009

The U.S. has every characteristic of a failed state. The U.S. government’s current operating budget is dependent on foreign financing and money creation. Too politically

Middle East

Israel’s”€”and Only Israel’s”€”Right to Self-Defense

Israel’s”€”and Only Israel’s”€”Right to Self-Defense

Oct 14 2009

The double standard under which the Israeli government operates is too much for everyone except the brainwashed Americans. Even the very Israeli Jerusalem Post can

National Bankruptcy

Welcome Back, Lenin

Welcome Back, Lenin

Oct 12 2009

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks. —Karl Marx If Karl

Law

The Devil’s Advocate

The Devil’s Advocate

Oct 07 2009

Authors of serious books seldom have cause to celebrate, but Larry Stratton and I have two reasons to open the champagne. Crown Publishing, a division

Iran

Fool Me Twice?

Fool Me Twice?

Oct 02 2009

Does anyone remember all the lies that they were told by President Bush and the “mainstream media” about the grave threat to America from weapons

World

Empire of Lies

Empire of Lies

Sep 30 2009

What does imperialism mean? It means the assertion of absolute force over others. ~Robert Lowe, 1878 The G-20 ministers declared their meeting in Pittsburgh a

National Bankruptcy

The Economy is a Lie, too

The Economy is a Lie, too

Sep 23 2009

Americans cannot get any truth out of their government about anything, the economy included. Americans are being driven into the ground economically, with 1 million

District of Corruption

The Health Care Deception

The Health Care Deception

Sep 16 2009

The current health care “debate” shows how far gone representative government is in the United States. Members of Congress represent the powerful interest groups that