Monthly Archives: May 2016

QE for you and me

  Donald Trump is many things–racist, reality TV star, torture advocate, strong leader with fascist tendencies. However, Trump is also a truth-teller, in that he has repeatedly challenged conventional wisdom, as articulated by the American political and media elite. He’s kind of … Continue reading

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FIRE Alarm

  We used to make things and employee people who were paid wages that they spent back into the economy. Finance properly allocated capital for productive ends rather than speculation and fraud. We had a productive economy that benefitted Main … Continue reading

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Misery Loves Company

  Media and political consultants are in full mea culpa mode now that Donald Trump has essentially clinched the Republican nomination to be President. As part of this reckoning there’s also an effort underway to assess why it is that Republican … Continue reading

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How Neoliberalism Became a Pejorative

  Neoliberal’s have gotten a touch defensive lately. Recently, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait tweeted, “What if every use of ‘neoliberal’ was replaced with, simply, ‘liberal’? Would any non-propagandistic meaning be lost?” Neoliberalism is the generally accepted name for the socially atomizing, inequality-generating, environmentally … Continue reading

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