Category Archives: neoliberalism

The language of control

  In a recent interview Matt Stoller confirmed something that I long suspected. Stoller, the author of Goliath: The 100 Year war between Monopoly Power and Democracy, describes economics as the language of the aristocracy, or oligarchy, if you will. “The … Continue reading

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A Political Project

  Now that that America has entered an end-of-empire death spiral our feral elite are either studiously ignoring our predicament, or blaming the victims. By death spiral I don’t mean Trump, he’s only one of the more grotesque symptoms, but our whole … Continue reading

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Pattern Recognition

  William Gibson writes dystopian science fiction, where he imagines the future by closely studying the present. In his post 9/11 novel Pattern Recognition, he discovers that the present is just as weird and dystopian as any future he might imagine. I’ve … Continue reading

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Market Failure

  I never though I would feel nostalgic for the Cold War but in retrospect it’s apparent that the contest between the two superpowers over which system delivered more comfort, freedom, and happiness to its citizens was a golden era. … Continue reading

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IBDYBD

  The looming threat of global weirding has made it apparent that both our political parties are death cults and, despite all the rhetoric to the contrary, money is their only true value. I’d be remiss if I failed to mention … Continue reading

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Shameless

  I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: Mitt Romney, Mittens as I like to call him, represents everything that’s wrong with our modern day financialized economy. However, Mittens, who recently spoke out against the “socialist agenda” of the Democratic … Continue reading

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Makers and Takers

  My state elected a looter as its senator. Only now, a senator from a different state has introduced an anti-looting bill. What’s a looter to do? Elizabeth Warren’s Stop Wall Street Looting Act, which is co-sponsored by Tammy Baldwin, … Continue reading

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