In several discussions of my book New World Disorder: The Decline of U.S. Power, people have asked me about the impact of U.S. military spending on the economy. In the book, I contended that military spending and government spending generally are contributing to the present economic crisis. One person disputed this saying he could see […]
The year 2007 began what became known as “the greatest recession since the Great Depression.” A highly speculative market for bonds backed by bad mortgages crashed due to widespread defaults. Banks in the U.S. and around the world began to fail due to the fact that they had borrowed heavily to buy these speculative bonds. […]
Dave Ranney, Professor Emeritus in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at University of Illinois at Chicago, presents his arguments from his most recent book, New World Disorder: the Decline of US Power on March 19, 2014.
There is a lot of discussion in the newspapers, social media, TV and in the coffee shops about the fact that inequality is on the rise. Essentially the idea is that rich people are getting richer, poor people are getting poorer and the so-called “middle class” is disappearing. There are a lot of ways to […]
Film maker, Saul Landau interviews David Ranney about his book, Global Decisions, Local Collisions, May 7, 2003 on his show, Hot Topic. Click here to watch the interview online.