Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bowling Alone for Columbine

The world hasn’t ended yet, it just sometimes feels like it has. In reading about the terrible massacre in Newtown Connecticut, and the responses to it by various political actors, it struck me that the gun culture in this country … Continue reading

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Too Big to Jail

I swear to God, if anyone tells me that we are a “country of laws,” I’m going to punch them in the face! Glen Greenwald has more on our two tiered system of justice. Much more. Yves Smith at Naked … Continue reading

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Neo-feudalism

I have two friends. Let’s call them Dick and Jane. Dick and Jane graduated from an elite liberal arts college where they met and married. They both went on to get advanced degrees: Jane, a masters in language and Dick … Continue reading

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The Problem with Full-Employment

Today is a national day of action sponsored by AFSCME to tell Congress to support jobs not cuts to social programs. I called my Senators and Representatives, but it got me to thinking. In the wake of a financial crash that … Continue reading

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Things that make me want to guzzle anti-freeze

Taking Charles Pierces signature phrase out for a test drive. Lately, the so-called “financial cliff” reporting makes me too want to guzzle anti-freeze. The dominant narrative every day about the scary, scary “financial cliff” drives home the fact that we … Continue reading

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Bad Bet

Today on the Washington Post web site Ezra Klein interviews Chrystia Freeland, author of The Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else. During the interview Chrystia makes an amazing claim about the super … Continue reading

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