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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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The Power of Narrative

  The reason that I always doubted Russia-gate is because I read. A lot. I started out with tons of fiction but then moved to non-fiction, with a heavy emphasis on the history of empires. Oswald Spengler’s, Decline of the … 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┬áriven by inequality, overcome by addiction and … Continue reading

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Not a bug but a feature

  The 2020 election is set to be a barnburner with over a dozen Democratic challengers lining up to take a shot at Trump. With that in mind this article by neoliberal economist Brad DeLong caught my eye. DeLong, who … Continue reading

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PayGo

  PayGo is bad economics and bad politics, but naturally┬áit 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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A crisis of ideologies

  I find it darkly amusing that neoliberalism and neoconservatism are losing legitimacy by the day, while political leaders and the corporate media warn of the disintegration of the “western-liberal-order.” That these two ruling ideologies are imploding says a lot … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Conservatism

  Classic liberalism is a formulation of ideas about human freedom, markets, and representative democracy. But in modern day America it has largely become a conservative cover for a corrupt status quo represented by neoliberal economic and neoconservative foreign policies. … Continue reading

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