Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Existential Threat

  Every economy is planned. The essential political question is who gets to do the planning. Likewise, every economy is a mix between state and private actors. After 40 plus years of neoliberal “reforms”, the dominant actors in the US are … Continue reading

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Redistribution

  As Bernie Sanders continues to triumph in Democratic primaries expect to hear increased denunciations of socialism. Along the way I suspect there will be denunciations of redistribution as well. However, it’d important to understand that the crucial redistribution has already … 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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Selfishness is not a Virtue

  How did we go from a nation that reformed capitalism with the New Deal, defeated Germany and Japan in WWII, rebuilt Europe, put a man on the moon, and created the Internet; to riven by inequality, overcome by addiction and … Continue reading

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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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We Live in a Political World

  Why hasn’t a left-wing populist party arisen in the US in the wake of the Wall Street crash and bail-out by the government? Why have labor unions, environmentalists, racial and ethnic minorities not created an alternative to the fully … Continue reading

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The Other Ratchet

  I’ve written before about how our political process is like a ratchet, where the Republicans apply rightward force, while the Democrats allow this rightward movement but whenever there’s a lull, they lock into place and prevent any movement back … Continue reading

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