Category Archives: neofeudalism

Pity the Billionaire

  If the billionaires that are presently building hidey-holes in New Zealand want to help their cause they should bring back Noblesse oblige. Seriously, they could save a lot of money, which seems to be the raison d’être for billionaires. Notice how … Continue reading

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PayGo

  PayGo is bad economics and bad politics, but naturally it was the first order of business for the newly elected Democratic Speaker of the House–Nancy Pelosi. Despite resistance from progressive Democrats, the House rules package for the 116th Congress will … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Conservatism

  Classic liberalism is a formulation of ideas about human freedom, markets, and representative democracy. But in modern day America it has largely become a conservative cover for a corrupt status quo represented by neoliberal economic and neoconservative foreign policies. … Continue reading

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The Colossus

  Amazon has become the most powerful economic actor, a veritable colossus astride our Republic. The recent reports about the ubiquitous online merchant’s search for a new headquarters only reinforce this perception. After a long process, Amazon finally announced that it … Continue reading

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Après moi, le déluge

  Last week, I neglected to mention one of the key drivers of American nihilism–elite impunity. As David Sirota recounts in a new article, since Enron, America has become an elite accountability free-zone. “Our society has been fundamentally altered by … Continue reading

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American Nihilism

  Why are Americans so desperately unhappy? What’s up with the opioid addiction, the mass murders, the deaths of despair, and the deep cynicism, that I’ve come to call American nihilism? Maybe this is all because we’ve embraced economic policies that condemned millions … Continue reading

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Ten Years After

  Ten years ago the US stock market tanked, and for the next several weeks financial markets were a cluster-fuck of panic and chaos. Americans were frightened of what was happening in the economy. The real estate market had collapsed. Venerable Wall … Continue reading

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