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plus ça change

  Sometimes, I think that I’ve become too cynical. But, then I see something like this. Look, I’m for political comity as much as the next fellow, but that calculation is for a political system that crafts policies and hammers … Continue reading

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He’s Our Boy

  In the midst of increasingly shrill denunciations of Donald Trump, I’m vainly waiting for someone to acknowledge the obvious. He’s our boy. Politicians and their media allies want to pretend that Trump is some sort of aberrant outlier, but … Continue reading

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Human Capital

  Neoliberalism reduces us all to market participants. To neoliberals we’re not citizens, just human capital. There’s a great article at Salon, by Anis Shivani, that provides a glimpse into this poorly understood ruling ideology. “Neoliberalism believes that markets are self-sufficient unto … Continue reading

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God’s been drinking

  So much evil in this world is projected as good. Some of the best writer/propagandists have taken on this task of conflating the Satanic with the sacred. Take Max Weber, who depicted God’s divine intentions throughout the Industrial Revolution … Continue reading

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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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