Tag Archives: New Deal

The world we live in now

The Obama Administration’s failure to prosecute the banksters in the wake of the Wall Street Crash has been an ongoing topic here at Camelotkidd so I’m glad to see a new podcast exploring the subject. I’m referring to Meltdown, a … Continue reading

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Can’t make it here anymore

The Democratic Party is poised to deliver a Build Back Better betrayal to the American people. Indeed, the ways in which President Biden’s social and infrastructure spending proposals have been hollowed out are a good microcosm of the Democratic Party’s … Continue reading

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The political/economy of evil

I have stated it before and will go on saying it–evil is easy, while good is incredibly difficult. Nowhere are these truths more obvious than in the way in which neoliberalism has hollowed out our republican method of governance. Just … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity

What’s fucked is that after the Wall Street crash of 2008, (an event that should have discredited our all-American brand of financial capitalism for a generation), the bi-partisan Washington Consensus sabotaged any effort to re-leash our financial oligarchy. The obscene … Continue reading

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Enclosure

  Capitalism requires the enclosure of the commons. The reasons are twofold. The first is straightforward primitive accumulation, whereby the commons (land, and natural resources) are seized through force. This process is essential to the creation of capitalist surplus, or … Continue reading

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Opaque

I’m re-reading Matt Taibbi’s, Hate Inc., and enjoying it even more than the first time. Written as an update to the classic–Manufacturing Consent–it’s a great primer on media malfeasance and how we came to have a con-man as our president. … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

  The New Deal, which did much to equalize and humanize American capitalism, has always been despised by the plutocracy that owns our country. The reasons for this hatred were largely about power and control as outlined in the Political Aspects … 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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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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How Neoliberalism Became a Pejorative

  Neoliberal’s have gotten a touch defensive lately. Recently, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait tweeted, “What if every use of ‘neoliberal’ was replaced with, simply, ‘liberal’? Would any non-propagandistic meaning be lost?” Neoliberalism is the generally accepted name for the socially atomizing, inequality-generating, environmentally … Continue reading

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