The population is inundated with propaganda. Labor camps are called joy camps. With cognitive dissonance, individuals are left completely dependent on the state. Orwell urged us to protect our language in a world where war is slavery and freedom is peace.
Presidential candidates from both parties criticized Pfizer's merger with Allergen, an Ireland-based firm. They claim that Pfizer's goal is to move its legal domicile overseas to benefit from Ireland's lower tax rate without changing its US business activities.
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waste of resources. States were weakened by extensive tax cuts. How can the economy serve long-term necessities (e.g. affordable housing, education and health care) and not only short-term profit maximization?
We must give good and equal chances to youth in education and training instead of hate campaigns and general suspicion. The Islamic State would not exist without the western wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now in Syria. Whoever wants to fight IS must battle against the imperialist wars.