Monthly Archives: April 2016

Political-economy of despair

  Ideology is powerful. Neoliberal economist’s have internalized Margaret Thatcher’s maxim that there’s no alternative.  The market knows best. All the government can do is get out of the way and let the market do its thing. American’s must never … Continue reading

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Managing the Decline

  We are witnessing the first presidential campaign since the Great Depression that directly challenges the essential features of the US economy. All the controversy over social issues and immigration is just so much distraction from the bi-partisan economic policies … Continue reading

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Superfluous

  I believe that the crisis of legitimacy gripping the American political system has been brought about because a large cohort of US citizens have belatedly come to realize that they’re superfluous. Many of these superfluous Americans are also recognizing … Continue reading

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The Grand Old Hunger Games

  An online petition to allow delegates to pack heat at the Republican convention in Cleveland this summer is exposing the insanity of Republican, NRA and the Right’s decades long effort to ensure that there are guns everywhere in America. … Continue reading

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