Category Archives: neofeudalism

Advanced Accumulation

I’ve come to believe that the offshoring of American manufacturing jobs to China has a lot of similarities to the enclosure movement in Great Britain. The enclosure movement occurred in the 17th and 18th centuries when the aristocracy threw the … Continue reading

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Hudsonism

I’m pretty sure that a lot of leftist’s have not realized that Marxism, as a way in which to critique industrial capitalism, has been made largely irrelevant by neoliberalism. Moreover, by insisting that the “market” is the most advanced information … Continue reading

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Instagram Insurrection

Holy fucking shit! I take a holiday break from blogging and all hell breaks loose. However, the Instagram insurrection can hardly be a surprise to those of us paying attention. With apologies to Gil Scott-Heron, the revolution will be Instagramed. … Continue reading

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So much winning

I must confess to getting a key point completely wrong. Last week I claimed that we’ve had an unbroken string of elite failure, but that’s not correct. Their failure only effects us. For them, it’s so much winning. Allow me … Continue reading

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Long, hot summer

  Conventional wisdom has it that an armed revolt would stand no chance against the US military with its tanks and jet fighters. But is that true? Civil wars, for starters, are not like conventional conflicts. They are messy affairs … Continue reading

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Looting Opportunity

  We don’t do competent governance anymore. Everything is simply a looting opportunity. There are clusters of competence, of course, but they are overwhelmed by incompetence, corruption and callous disregard for anyone who isn’t wealthy or powerful. The elites have … Continue reading

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Financial Feudalism

  The Wall Street Crash of 2008, the bailout, and the Fed’s Quantitative Easing (QE) intensified inequality in America. And now they’re getting the band back together. Behind all the focus on the human toll of the pandemic there are quiet … Continue reading

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Life During Wartime

  I feel like I’m an extra in a science fiction movie lately, where every new day brings more crazy news. It’s like we’re all being overtaken by events. I keep coming back to the old Chinese proverb–May you live … Continue reading

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Market Stalinism

  I’ve come to believe that Friedrich von Hayek was projecting when he claimed that socialism would usher in The Road to Serfdom, when in reality the road to serfdom has been paved by 21st century capitalism as embodied and … Continue reading

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No Illusions

  I’ve been getting a lot of pushback from liberal friends about my disdain for Democrats. “You’re helping Trump,” with your criticism of the blue team, they tell me. Let me be clear–I’ve come to despise the tribalism that passes … Continue reading

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