Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

That’s just the way it is

  Divide and rule is as old as the hills. That’s just the way it is. In the wake of Trump’s surprising win over Hillary Clinton, Democrats have seized upon several explanations for the poor showing of their establishment candidate. … Continue reading

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Won’t end well

  Lately, I’ve detected a certain sense of malaise among my fellow citizens. In my opinion, it’s long been apparent that this won’t end well. Take the stock market, the indicator that our elite reliably depict as proof of the … Continue reading

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An adversarial way

  Legendary investigative journalist Robert Parry has died. Anyone who’s read this blog knows how much I valued Robert and his investigative website–Consortiumnews.com. His death is a profound tragedy, and I’ve spent the week in a state of persistent melancholy. Life … Continue reading

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Concentrated

  Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods has raised alarms about economic concentration. No corporation epitomizes monopoly better than Amazon, who’s business model is predicated on losing money with their super-low prices in order to capture market share. Their dominant position then … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid

  In retrospect it seems obvious, but political scientist Corey Robin argues that Bernie Sanders did so well in the 2016 presidential election because he’s the first Democrat in forever to offer a trenchant political analysis of the US economy. … Continue reading

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The Pawl

  The recent election and its aftermath have been instructive. Americans who supported Bernie Sanders, were castigated as naive, political utopians who failed to understand that the only option was to support Hillary, lest the evil Orange-One prevail. And now … Continue reading

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Collaborators

The Great Depression so discredited capitalism that it created space for the New Deal reforms implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Many of these policies, influenced by economist John Maynard Keynes, involved massive government intervention in the economic affairs of … Continue reading

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