Monthly Archives: December 2011
What he said.
One of the challenging things about blogging is that it entails endless unpacking of conventional wisdom (CW). What do I mean? Unpacking is a term that means breaking down and explaining complicated issues, especially issues that go against the accepted … Continue reading
America’s very own historian is at it again. Over the weekend Newt Gingrich vowed that as a future president he would overrule “activist judges” who rule contrary to American cultural heritage. He warned of an uprising against the courts unless … Continue reading
Wall Street bankers crashed our economy three years ago, and their “too big to fail banks” received trillions, courtesy of the Federal Reserve. Now they and their political allies are clamoring to cut social programs like Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, … Continue reading
The phrase “there is no alternative,’ proclaimed by Margaret Thatcher about the superiority of neo-liberal capitalism, always pissed me off. I wasn’t very old or sophisticated but I knew it was bullshit. I mean fuck! there are lots of alternatives. … Continue reading
Occupy Wall Street–OWS, with its anti-hierarchical structure, communal facilities and socialist ethos is deeply threatening to American elites. It is, to recall a forgotten phrase, the threat of a good example. During the Cold War the Soviet Union and China … Continue reading