Tag Archives: President Reagan

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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Illusion only is sacred, truth profane

  There was much pearl-clutching by the corporate media when Trump blurted out the truth of US foreign policy in a recent interview with Fox host, Bill O’ Reilly. “There are a lot of killers.” Trump responded. “We’ve got a lot … Continue reading

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Termites

Movement conservatives should be viewed as termites gnawing away at the structure of the commonwealth. Like an unscrupulous exterminator, who surreptitiously introduced the termites initially then shows up to rid them, conservatives then benefit from this destruction. Since Reagan, conservatives have … Continue reading

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Class-Warfare

The free-market economic policy our leaders have chosen for us–neoliberalism–requires coercion to make people participate. Enforcing market obedience is something I’ve written about at CK before. It’s also one of the salient points made about early capitalism in Karl Polanyi’s masterpiece, The … Continue reading

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Hearts and Minds

At a party the other day a male relative repeated a familiar sentiment–“Government is the problem. We don’t need any government except the military.” Everyone around him kind of nodded and the party continued. Meanwhile, I wanted to bang my … Continue reading

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