Monthly Archives: November 2014

It’s Their World

I think I’ve come up with a working definition/differentiation between neoliberalism and neoconservatism. Neoliberalism refers to the economic policies the United States pursues, specifically: free enterprise–state subsidized private power with no infringement on managerial prerogatives. Neoliberalism is not, contrary to what … Continue reading

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Free Enterprise

In the United States the term free enterprise has been used as a key component of an organized propaganda program to concentrate corporate wealth and power. Political scientist, Alex Carey wrote that the “20th century has been characterized by 3 developments of … Continue reading

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Epistemic Closure

Democratic supporters of President Obama love to point and snicker at Fox News watching conservatives who refuse to entertain any ideas that challenge their right-wing world view. But, supporters of Barack Obama are just as prone to epistemic closure as conservatives. They … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Blues

Veterans Day has become another American holiday full of contrived bullshit and lies. That’s why, as a veteran, it’s nice to see an editorial like this. “Here’s a legend that’s going around these days. In 2003, the United States invaded … Continue reading

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Dig it

Reading Bloomberg’s article about how the GOP, when it takes control of the Senate, should embrace infrastructure spending, made me laugh. Just the language, with its nod towards hippy vernacular, was priceless. “Dig, if you will, a picture: Republicans, basking … Continue reading

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Lost In Space

It’s been a rough week for commercial space travel. First, on Tuesday an un-manned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station, exploded after liftoff. The accident prompted criticism over NASA’s reliance on private corporations to launch payloads, now that … Continue reading

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