Tag Archives: economic insecurity

Pitchforks

  Since the election results came in the Hillary Clinton wing of the Democratic Party along with the corporate media have been in full cry over Russia’s supposed interference. Nick Hanauer, a Seattle-based entrepreneur, has a better explanation of why … Continue reading

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Don’t mourn, organize

  Trump is going to end the world, as we know it. Or, something. Liberals are always more energized and pugilistic when a Republican president gains power. My biggest peeve with liberals, is that they were aghast at the behavior … Continue reading

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The Weathervane

  Thomas Friedman often serves as the weathervane for elite opinion. Friedman’s article, where he urges Hillary to double down on neoliberal dogma in order to thwart the evil Donald, reminds us that after all that’s happened in the 2016 … 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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Superfluous

  I believe that the crisis of legitimacy gripping the American political system has been brought about because a large cohort of US citizens have belatedly come to realize that they’re superfluous. Many of these superfluous Americans are also recognizing … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Economic insecurity does strange things to a society. When both political parties pursue economic policies that benefit the 1% at the expense of the rest of the population those who are left behind turn to an alternative. Welcome Donald … Continue reading

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Kindness is a Revolutionary Act

  The Frankenstein candidacy of Donald Trump has been brought to life by neoliberal economic policies pursued by Republicans and Democrats alike. To be sure, Trump’s rise is predicated on his appeal to racial resentments and xenophobia. Normally this racism … Continue reading

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