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The Flight to Serfdom

  Neoliberal economist Friedrich Hayek wrote ┬áThe Road to Serfdom, in 1944, where he warned of totalitarian governments terrorizing their citizens. Hayek’s dystopian vision is upon us, only instead of totalitarian governments it’s all-powerful corporations like United Airlines that we … Continue reading

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Evil Is Easy (Part 2)

  Wall Street, the too-big-to-fail-banks, and the financial industry control our lives for the worse. How did this come to pass? From the New Deal up until the 80’s finance was heavily regulated, staid, boring even. Finance was also a … Continue reading

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Planned economy

  The election of Donald Trump has caused an outpouring of grief and many commentators are convinced that the end of the world is nigh. However, Trump didn’t get us to this place, he was just a savvy opportunist who … Continue reading

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Apple Pie

No thoughtful observer of American history can be surprised at the Senate report detailing the torture carried out by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11. The revelation of torture should be seen as the logical outcome of economic and … Continue reading

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A clean get away

Anyone who says “crime doesn’t pay” hasn’t been paying attention to the behavior of the American elite in the 21st century. Historians of the future, when the study this era, will marvel at the rampant criminality and official impunity, that … Continue reading

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