Tag Archives: Milton Friedman

Market Stalinism

  I’ve come to believe that Friedrich von Hayek was projecting when he claimed that socialism would usher in The Road to Serfdom, when in reality the road to serfdom has been paved by 21st century capitalism as embodied and … Continue reading

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PayGo

  PayGo is bad economics and bad politics, but naturally it was the first order of business for the newly elected Democratic Speaker of the House–Nancy Pelosi. Despite resistance from progressive Democrats, the House rules package for the 116th Congress will … Continue reading

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Busy Little Termites

  I find it perversely amusing that while doing good is so damn hard, doing evil is easy. Doing evil is especially easy in the service of wealth and power. Take neoliberalism, a shape-shifting ideology so nefarious that its proponents … Continue reading

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Making the connection

  Gina Haspel has been confirmed as America’s new CIA director. Now that we have a torturer in charge of our premier intelligence agency it’s appropriate to make the connection between the economic and foreign policies of the US empire. Neoliberalism … 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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Live, Love, Laugh

  My friends ask me how I stay happy knowing the things I write about. That’s easy. No matter how bad things are, people go on with their lives, they laugh, make love and carry on the best they can. … 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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