Newsflash, Yeltsin sold out to U.S. the neoliberalism brigade, and state assets to were sold DIRT CHEAP to a handful, who became OLIGARCHS, and invested their easy peasy gains into overseas assets, or bought football teams! Gangsters reined just like Al Capone. Pensions went unpaid. The oligarchs didn't pay tax.
Naomi Klein Book The Shock Doctrine - the rise of disaster capitalism focuses on it.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/30/why-does-the-united-states-beat-up-on-capitalist-russia/ "Good relations with Russia would be “simply bad for business, in particular the business of war which so profoundly undergirds the US economy … As of 2015, the US had at least 800 military bases in over 70 nations, while Britain, France and Russia had only 30 military bases combined.” And, “under Obama alone, the US had Special Forces deployed in about 138 countries.”
Having surveyed decades worth of U.S. interventions abroad, military and otherwise, Kovalik turns to Russia. In the early 1990s that fledgling capitalist state was in crisis, he reports. Life expectancy had plummeted, the poverty rate was 75 percent, and investments in the economy were down 80 percent. National pride was in the cellar, the more so after the United States backed away from Secretary of State Baker’s 1991 promise that NATO would never move east, after the United States attacked Russia’s ally Serbia, and after the United States attacked Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011 without consulting Russia."
Whilst U.S. is in deep debt thanks to its military empire, Russia isn't.
What's wrong with worker co-op's?
Capitalism is imploding just like in 1929. https://youtu.be/60FrsWm9OAc
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