Category Archives: neoliberals

Manufacturing Dissent

  The US has an oligarchic system of government in the wake of the Citizens/United Supreme Court ruling that legalized political bribery. It turns out that all that stuff we learned in school about representative democracy was a pleasant fairy tale for children. The … Continue reading

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Double-Truth

  I know it’s hard to turn away from the ongoing dumpster fire that is the Trump administration but it’s imperative to understand how we got here. Can you say neoliberalism? The neoliberals first gathered at Mont Pelerin, circa 1947, in … Continue reading

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A Madness to the Method

  A wise man said that the purpose of a nation is to build unity and deconstruct division. That doesn’t describe our country, does it? No, we’ve become a nation of the haves and have nots, riven by false partisan … Continue reading

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Mittens ‘R’ Us

  I wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper expressing my surprise that they haven’t connected the bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us with Mitt Romney, the man who’s poised to become our next senator. Mittens, as I like to … Continue reading

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Look Around

  The US has been at war since 9/11. First Bush, then Obama, now Trump, waging forever war. With all the outrage directed at the Trump Administration’s actions at the border it’s like Americans have developed amnesia about our forever wars … Continue reading

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Is that all there is?

  Gazing around our world it’s clear that neoliberalism has narrowed the possibilities. Is that all there is? Massive student debts, opioid addiction, homelessness and suicides. An economy based largely on scams and fraud, that leaves the vast majority of … Continue reading

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The limits of identity politics

  I’m pretty sure this will not be a popular post, but I have to ask some uncomfortable questions. Is US society better now that we have woman torturer as head of the CIA who also happens to be a … Continue reading

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